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Big Fork Creek CR 675 Bridge

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Overview

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100811

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Big Fork Creek on CR 675 just off AR 8
Location
Polk County, Arkansas
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1987
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 67.9 ft.
Total length: 71.8 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.48779, -93.96740   (decimal degrees)
34°29'16" N, 93°58'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/411175/3816667 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Big Fork
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
50
Inventory numbers
AHTD 16245 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10498 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.4 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Arkansas (1,704)
Built 1915 (1,166)
Built during 1910s (9,172)
One-lane traffic (7,532)
Open (38,350)
Owned by county (19,733)
Polk County, Arkansas (43)
Pony truss (15,556)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,473)
Structurally deficient (16,982)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,902)
Truss (30,952)
Warren pony truss (3,056)
Warren truss (6,078)
Wooden deck (5,990)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2010: New photos from Fredrick Garcia
  • February 20, 2005: Posted new photos

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Comments 

Big Fork Creek CR 675 Bridge
Posted June 30, 2010, by Fredrick Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge at 1:15 p.m. on 29 June 2010. Some observations are: (1) that the north main portal has deformation damage from vehicle strike. Several of the vertical and diagonal ladder braces are also noticably distorted. (2) this bridge has since been equipped with running boards, (3) the weight limits have changed. I didn't notice any of the above in Wayne's 2005 photos. Nuts and bolts are are prevalent probably from the last rehab. I will add some updated photos to this posting that will show these observations/changes.

Butcher Knife Creek crosses under Hwy 8 with a modern concrete bridge (1949 plaque) within eyeshot of this Big Fork Bridge.