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UP - Newport Swing Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photos taken October 2007 by James Baughn

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BH Photo #109375

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss swing bridge over White River and CR 10 on the Union Pacific Railroad south of Newport
Location
Jackson County, Arkansas
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
Built 1938 by the Virginia Bridge Co.
Builder
- Virginia Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Swing Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 201.0 ft.
Total length: 1,197.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.58792, -91.32019   (decimal degrees)
35°35'17" N, 91°19'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/652187/3939543 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newport
Average daily traffic (as of 1983)
23
Inventory numbers
AHTD 14096 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10386 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 1998)
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Update Log 

  • October 31, 2007: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Newport Railroad Bridge
Posted November 22, 2017, by Steven Schilling (stevenrschilling [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is there still river traffic through bridge; I have 50' boat, wish to navigate black river to black rock????

Newport Railroad Bridge
Posted July 12, 2008, by Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Visited and photographed this old bridge on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Bridge in good condition but difficult to photograph at various angles due to all the overgrowth because of summer. Did get some good photos including one with a northbound train on it. Great bridge to see due to its old age. Makes a very unique noise when the train hits it! A lot of rust and a lot of history on this old relic. Glad to see it is still in use.