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BNSF - Black Rock Bridge

Photos 

Looking east towards rail bridge

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in April 2009

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BH Photo #136855

Description 

This railroad bridge was a former swing bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate-girder bridge over Black River at Black Rock
Location
Lawrence County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Pony plate girder former swing
Also called
Frisco - Black Rock Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.10378, -91.09330   (decimal degrees)
36°06'14" N, 91°05'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/671630/3997142 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Black Rock
Inventory number
BH 10409 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arkansas (1,785)
BNSF Railway (1,618)
Black River (Missouri-Arkansas) (16)
Built 1927 (916)
Built during 1920s (10,444)
Girder (11,670)
Lawrence County, Arkansas (19)
Movable (3,191)
Open (41,457)
Owned by railroad (14,155)
Plate girder (9,183)
Railroad (17,013)
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (229)
Swing (1,620)
Through girder (4,383)

Update Log 

  • July 3, 2016: New photos from James Baughn
  • January 12, 2012: New photos from James Whitlow
  • April 10, 2009: New photo from Nathan Morton

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James Whitlow
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Black Rock Railroad Bridge
Posted April 10, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Nathan, I believe that is just a normal plate-girder bridge that reused the old piers from an earlier swing-bridge.