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Racoon Creek Railroad Bridge

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Racoon Creek Railroad Bridge

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Photo taken by J Randall Houp in November 2008

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BH Photo #225406

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Brief Comment 

Written by J Randall Houp

Creek bed very slick and shallow. Bridge not easily seen from Barber Road or from Roy Franks Lane. Private property, please get permission. Piers in excellent condition considering it has been over 25 years since the railroad has been in use.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through girder bridge over Racoon Creek
Location
Booneville, Logan County, Arkansas
Status
Abandoned
Design
Pony/through girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.13191, -93.95672   (decimal degrees)
35°07'55" N, 93°57'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/412836/3888090 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Booneville
Inventory number
BH 51306 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,315)
Arkansas (1,708)
Booneville, Arkansas (1)
Girder (9,025)
Logan County, Arkansas (75)
Owned privately (1,493)
Through girder (3,348)

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp

Comments 

Racoon Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted February 17, 2012, by Mike Boehne (mikebon088 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There are several of these abandoned railroad bridges that have had the webs of the girders cut out. I'd guess scrap metal scavengers who don't want to bring the entire bridge down (possibly with them still on it?).

Racoon Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted February 16, 2012, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Would this qualify as a Vierendeel truss?

I can not tell from the photos how the "holes" in the sides are produced. Is it simply holes in a web plate or is there a connection at the ends of the verticals to the chords?

Interesting find either way, thanks for posting.