1974 Tied Arch Span FAIL of DEMOLITION: http://katv.com/news/local/broadway-bridge-still-stands-afte...
Its an ironic contrast to the exactly one century older 1874 Springfield Bridge in Arkansas, which will soon be the exact opposite.. a SUCCESS in PRESERVATION.
Bridge scheduled to close permanently on September 28, 2016. Replacement bridge is expected to open within 6 months after old bridge closes.
Today, January 22, 2015 saw the arrival of a construction barge that will be removing the bridge.
Found this video about the new Broadway Bridge design. It appears that there will be no UCEB, but a double arch bridge instead.
Looking through all my old photos, thought I had taken a picture of this bridge. This is from last summer form a hotel in downtown Little Rock.
It's ironic when there is no money to repair bridges, but plenty of money to replace them. Sounds like as big a scam as needing $500 Billion for National Defense.
Im sure this bridge will just be replaced with a generic cement piece of crap bridge, so sad when they decide when they cant repair these bridges, although, Im sure they could if they actually tried.
Well, I'm really glad I took the opportunity to visit and photograph it last year. I just think it's a waste to let things slip out of reach like that. There's a lot of history in that bridge!
Time is running out for the 88 year old bridge .
The Arkansas Highway Dept. Has Anounced the old bridge is no longer repairable and out of date . The old bridge will be torn down and A new bridge will be built in the same place . This will take place some time before the end of 2013 . Sources 1-19-2011 THV Chanel 11 Little Rock . www.kthv.com This site has A complete story.
Oh no ! That is very bad news David. Thanks for the heads up , I'll put it on my list to go photograph again before it's too late.
Bridge is scheduled to be replaced in 2013
My grandfather told me there was a marker placed in 1927 on this bridge showing the highest mark the river got during the flood. Do you know anything about this?