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Cotton Belt - St Francis River Bridge

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Bertig Railroad Bridge

The St. Louis and Southwestern Railroad bridge over the St. Francis River at Bertig Arkansas (NW of Cardwell Mo.), June 11, 1946. The bridge had a 100' long swing span.

USACE Memphis District Photo 49974 W. C. Durby June 11, 1946

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BH Photo #330683

Map 

Description 

Bridge is illustrated on the 1940 edition of the USGS Marmaduke ARK-MO 15' topographic map

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over St Francis River on St Louis & Southwestern Railroad
Location
Greene County, Arkansas, and Dunklin County, Missouri
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroad
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 2,600.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.06959, -90.32664   (decimal degrees)
36°04'11" N, 90°19'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/740759/3994975 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 16 N. R. 7 E. Sec. 32
Elevation
249 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 68220 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 29, 2015: Added by Rusty Weisman

Sources 

  • Rusty Weisman
  • Douglas Butler