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Walnut Street Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view

Photo provided by Barbara Carlson

BH Photo #100552

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Calico Creek on Walnut Street in Calico Rock
Location
Izard County, Arkansas
Status
Open to one-lane traffic with a 7 ton weight limit
History
Built 1908 by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2001
Builder
- Illinois Steel Bridge Co. of Jacksonville, Illinois
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 77.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.11745, -92.14154   (decimal degrees)
36°07'03" N, 92°08'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/577256/3997316 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Calico Rock
Inventory numbers
AHTD 19200 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10383 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 8, 2005: Beth Cooper reports bridge is still open and Barbara Carlson submitted contemporary photos

Sources 

  • AHTD
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Walnut Street Bridge
Posted June 22, 2015, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I'd recommend a two-tube guiderail system be installed her, to provide protection for both the historic bridge, as well as for vehicles.

This example bridge demonstrates my suggested solution...

http://bridgehunter.com/photos/32/23/322330-L.jpg

Not not only the two-tube system, but also the smooth transition into the approach guiderail.

Walnut Street Bridge
Posted June 22, 2015, by ranchmama (Ranchmama [at] icloud [dot] com)

Be advised,if you cross this in any vehicle other than a car and exercise caution then: if you look at the view of it heading north on the street,the steel " handrails" ( fo r lack of a better word) or.lateral steel supports come off of the end as the street turns back to the right. You are already off of the bridge but,is you are driving a truck as we were ( a dually) you are still dealing with these steel guard rails that are unseen from the drivers view in a truck or something with height. We hit the end of it and we were already off this bridge and on the street 100%.it cracked the rear fender wheel flare. I realize a dually isn't the most narrow of vehicles and we do have an 8 foot bed on it but,the bridge IS rated for much larger trucks,after all and we are unfamiliar with it and the problem it poses. I am all fo preserving something historically significant as long as it doesn't risk doing $$$ damage to someones vehicle.