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Lake Hamilton US 70 Bridge

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Bridge over Lake Hamilton

Vintage linen postcard image

Scanned image from Arkansas DOT site

View this photo at arkansashighways.com

BH Photo #252991

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Description 

An excellent example of open spandrel, concrete deck arch bridge. The multiple spans (5 arch spans) exhibit the grace and style of the bridge form. It is the design of Ira G. Hedrick, a prominent bridge engineer of the period.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck arch bridge
Location
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1929; replaced 1984
Builders
- C. E. Christian
- Ira G. Hedrick of West Salem, Illinois
- Luten Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania & Knoxville, Tennessee
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Also called
Ouachita River bridge
Lake Hamilton bridge
Gardner bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.47234, -93.12435   (decimal degrees)
34°28'20" N, 93°07'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/488580/3814537 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hot Springs South
Inventory number
BH 56122 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2013: Added by Robbie C. Miller

Sources 

  • Robbie C. Miller
  • HAER AR-56 - Ouachita River Bridge, Spanning Lake Hamilton on U.S. Highway 70, Hot Springs, Garland County, AR