Rating:
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White River Bridge (New Cotter Bridge)

Photo 

Photo taken in July 2013

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BH Photo #258949

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Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over White River on US 412 & US 62
Location
Cotter, Marion County, Arkansas, and Baxter County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1988
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 115.2 ft.
Total length: 1,382.0 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.28500, -92.52667   (decimal degrees)
36°17'06" N, 92°31'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/542506/4015663 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cotter
Inventory numbers
AHTD 6059 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 56996 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
9,400

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2013: Updated by M. D. Caillet: Added categories "US 62", "US 412", "Cotter, Arkansas"

Comments 

White River Bridge (New Cotter Bridge)
Posted July 9, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There was talk of tearing down the Cotter Bridge at one time? Guess, I should not be too surprised. The John Mack Bridge (2nd longest extant Marsh arch in the USA) was also saved at the last minute...

White River Bridge (New Cotter Bridge)
Posted July 9, 2013, by Anonymous

I say leave it, only because it shows what would have happened if the Cotter bridge had been torn down as planned, before it became a National Civil Engineering Landmark.

White River Bridge (New Cotter Bridge)
Posted July 9, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, James has final say. Personally, I would vote this one off the island.

White River Bridge (New Cotter Bridge)
Posted July 9, 2013, by Spiney the Elder

Final decision rests with James the Webmaster....

White River Bridge (New Cotter Bridge)
Posted July 8, 2013, by Anonymous the Spartan (anonymous [at] sparta [dot] greece [dot] net)

Those Athenians sure have an appreciation for beauty. Therefore, I can understand how this bridge would fail to impress them.

White River Bridge (New Cotter Bridge)
Posted July 8, 2013, by Anonymous the Athenian (Anonymous [at] athens [dot] net)

In foundries of old, o'er the fires so hot

Components of old truss bridges we wrought

Eyebars, beams, struts and lacing

All the designs of ornate portal bracing

The skills of the blacksmith were ne'er for nought

Then came the UCEB to carry many a car

A view of the river, Jersey barriers to mar

We needed the UCEB to support all our freight

It's design universal, no matter which state

But from Bridgehunter, precast 'crete we must bar