Rating:
1 vote

Little Shoal Creek Bridge

Photos 

Little Shoal Creek Bridge

Photo looking south

Photo taken by J Randall Houp in February 2010

Enlarge

BH Photo #225511

Map 

Timeline: 

Written by J Randall Houp

Originally built as the Smith Creek Bridge on Arkansas 309 in Franklin County. Replaced by a new "cement ugly" and was put in a field nearby where it sat for years. It was relocated at Little Shoal Creek on November 7, 2007 and I was proud to be there when this happened. Bridge sits south of Arkansas 22, behind the historic school house, in New Blaine, Arkansas. Good example of an excellent bridge being used elsewhere and not just thrown away for scrap.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Little Shoal Creek on Spring Lake Road
Location
Logan County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928, reconstructed 2009
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Design
Pony Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Also called
Smith Creek Bridge, Smith Creek, Franklin Co., Arkansas
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.28364, -93.41713   (decimal degrees)
35°17'01" N, 93°25'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/462068/3904578 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Blaine
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
104
Inventory numbers
AHTD 23328 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 51334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp