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North Fork-White Oak Creek Bridge

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North Fork-White Oak Creek Bridge

Photo showing west side of bridge looking upstream.

Photo taken by J Randall Houp in February 2012

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BH Photo #226355

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Description 

Builder based on bridge plaque

Note: 

Written by J Randall Houp

Located about 50 yards downstream is a massive abutment that sits at a 45 degree angle to the south side of the current bridge. Most likely a former alignment of Arkansas 23; see photograph.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete deck girder bridge over North Fork of White Oak Creek on Arkansas 23
Location
Franklin County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1950
Builder
- W.J. Menefee Construction Co.
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 24.9 ft.
Total length: 127.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.55564, -93.86218   (decimal degrees)
35°33'20" N, 93°51'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/421859/3935006 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Watalula
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
1,900
Inventory numbers
AHTD 2739 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 51503 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 29, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp