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MNA - Black River Bridge

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Black River Railroad Bridge on Missiouri & North Arkansas RR

Photo looking north.

Photo taken by J Randall Houp in November 2010

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BH Photo #225412

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Brief notes: 

Written by J Randall Houp

Through Truss Swing Bridge. Fascinating old railroad bridge in rough condition. Both appraoches on each end have new all cement pillars that have replaced former all wood trestles. Black River separates Independence County and Jackson County.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss swing bridge over Black River onMissouri Pacific Railroad
Location
Independence County, Arkansas, and Jackson County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
Builders
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Superstructure)
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas (Substructure)
- Union Bridge & Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri (Erection)
Railroads
- Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad (MNA)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Swing Warren through truss with all verticals
Also called
MoPac - Black River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.66945, -91.34392   (decimal degrees)
35°40'10" N, 91°20'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/649885/3948549 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jacksonport
Inventory number
BH 51310 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 11, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • January 21, 2016: Updated by Luke: Builders
  • August 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad"
  • February 16, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

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