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Hickory Street Viaduct

Photos 

Overview

Photos taken by Wayne Kizziar

BH Photo #109121

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on US 71 (Hickory Street) in Texarkana
Location
Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1939: Replaced 2015
Builder
- Ottinger Brothers Construction Co.
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 617.2 ft.
Deck width: 45.9 ft.
Also called
Arkansas Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.42500, -94.03167   (decimal degrees)
33°25'30" N, 94°01'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/404088/3698879 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Texarkana
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
14,000
Inventory numbers
AHTD 2020 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 36033 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 6, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demolition!
  • July 28, 2014: Updated by David Backlin: Doomed
  • April 28, 2014: New Street View added by Brad Smith
  • September 7, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder and updated prospects to scheduled for demo.
  • September 27, 2007: Posted photos from Wayne Kizziar

Sources 

Comments 

Hickory Street Viaduct
Posted July 6, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Hickory Street Viaduct
Posted August 19, 2014, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Work has actually started on the adjacent bridge. This one will be gone within a year.

Hickory Street Viaduct
Posted September 7, 2012, by Clint (qmrp [at] cableone [dot] net)

This bridge is scheduled to be replaced by the Arkansas Highway Commission sometime in the next few months. A new bridge will be built next to it and the old one will be torn down. The reason behind this move was cost. The state indicated it would cost too much to repair the bridge. It's a shame because I doubt they will build the walk ways, stairs, and use the designs that were used on the 1939 bridge.