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UP - Clarendon Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Fred Garcia

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BH Photo #202827

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Swing-draw through truss railroad bridge over White River at Clarendon, south of the highway bridge
Location
Clarendon, Monroe County, Arkansas
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
Built 1935 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroads
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Swing Through truss
Also called
Cotton Belt - Clarendon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.68572, -91.31623   (decimal degrees)
34°41'09" N, 91°18'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/654240/3839480 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clarendon
Inventory number
BH 10462 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 25, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • June 14, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 2, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added GPS

Sources 

  • Fred Garcia
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

UP - Clarendon Bridge
Posted September 7, 2016, by Anonymous (Randywhutehurst1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That span was built in 1935 however the main part was built in 1894.

Clarendon Railroad Bridge
Posted March 24, 2009, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this RR bridge 23 Mar '09. The rail line is in active use by Union Pacific. Bridge paint is flaking seriously and rusting is evident. I observed a long train of mixed RR cars cross the White River on this bridge about 6 pm. East bank is readily accessible for photographs. It is about 1/4 mile downstream from the Hwy 79 vehicle bridge and good photos can be taken from this bridge since traffic is very light. The attached photos were taken just before sunset. River was flowing well but a little dingey. The west bank is part of a National Wildlife Preserve

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