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Ouachita River CR 74 Bridge

Photo 

Overview

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100852

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Ouachita River on CR 74
Location
Polk County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1914; replaced 2001
Design
Riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss with wooden deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 136.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.60610, -94.16805   (decimal degrees)
34°36'22" N, 94°10'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/392902/3829982 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mena
Inventory numbers
AHTD 18192 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10507 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

4-panel truss (262)
Arkansas (1,706)
Built 1914 (759)
Built during 1910s (9,179)
Lost (21,427)
Lost 2001 (430)
Lost during 2000s (3,904)
Ouachita River (33)
Owned by county (19,769)
Polk County, Arkansas (43)
Pony truss (15,579)
Pratt pony truss (3,373)
Pratt truss (8,523)
Replaced by new bridge (14,168)
Riveted (2,018)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,492)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,610)
Truss (30,973)
Wooden deck (5,994)

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2005: Posted new photos

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Comments 

Ouachita River CR 74 Bridge
Posted January 24, 2006, by bugo (bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was in really bad shape. One of the piers had sunk, and it was obvious driving across it. Scary. I hate to see any old bridge go, but this one had honestly lived past its expiration date. Too bad they didn't save it like they did the Boggy Creek bridge.