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Thomas Road Bridge

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Thomas Road Bridge

Photo looking downstream (east)

Photo taken by J Randall Houp, February 7, 2010

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BH Photo #225860

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Brief history: 

Written by J Randall Houp

Bridge made from railroad flatcars and was assembled at this location in 1991 replacing the former Kilburn Bridge, which had been earlier known as the Thomas Bridge. Named after Evan Thomas, the ford was known as "Thomas Crossing". Current bridge is solid, but has taken a severe beating over the years by heavy trucks. Several original piers from the first bridge built at this location in 1898 are still sitting underneath current bridge. North embankment in bad need of repair.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Petit Jean River on Thomas Road
Location
Logan County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1991
Design
Other
Also called
Replaced Thomas Road Bridge (Kilburn Bridge)at same location.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.14300, -93.83402   (decimal degrees)
35°08'35" N, 93°50'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/424026/3889219 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Magazine
Inventory number
BH 51396 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arkansas (1,706)
Built 1991 (74)
Built during 1990s (649)
Logan County, Arkansas (75)
Modern (2,123)
Open (38,248)
Owned by county (19,769)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp