Not the original bridge at this location. Existing piers are from a previous bridge. As of date, this is the largest Bailey bridge I have found being used in Logan County, Arkansas.
From what I can find Bailey bridges (modular truss sections) were the standard in WW2 and saw a lot of use afterwards as they hit the surplus market in huge numbers. The term may have gone from a brand name to generic for any modular bridge.
The Bailey web site doesn't show anything like this bridge in their offerings. There are other companies selling modular bridges, some truss sections like the Bailey, others building bridges from things like recycled railroad flat cars. I've not seen anything like this bridge yet.
These pieces may be reused from some other structure. It may require local research to figure out what the bridge is made of.
A very unusual bridge and worth some extra looking so it can be properly documented.
Clark: Let me know what you find. The only way I knew this was a Bailey bridge was what I had found in either the Booneville newspaper or Paris newspaper. The article read that Logan County was going to put in several Bailey bridges and said they were of Army surplus. A photograph of the so called, "Bailey" appeared in the newspaper. Got me wondering now, are there different varieties of Baileys built?
It certainly looks like a prefab but I think of Baily bridges as having an open truss structure like the ones pictured on their site:
I'll see if I can find additional information about this.
Clark: Did you check all the photos? You can see the pins connecting on the side. Logan County also used cement flooring running down the middle along with the Baileys. Thought this was a bit unusual. Bridge sits on W.P.A. piers and abutments. Let me know if I am wrong on this and I'll correct it. "Ghostbridgehunter"
This looks different from the Bailey trusses I've seen. How can we tell this is a Bailey bridge?