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Broadway Bridge

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Photo taken Nov. 2001 by Wayne Kizziar

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Overview
Through arch bridge over the Arkansas River on US 70 (Broadway Street) between Little Rock and North Little Rock
Location
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement beginning 2015
History
Completed March 1923 as a five-span open-spandrel arch bridge. Two spans replaced with a single steel through arch span in 1974.
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 419.8 ft.
Total length: 2,786.3 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 24.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.75229, -92.27432   (decimal degrees)
34°45'08" N, 92°16'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/566418/3845813 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Little Rock
Inventory numbers
AHTD A2978 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10534 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2012)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 12.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
21,000

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • September 30, 2012: New photo from Wayne Kizziar
  • February 27, 2011: New photos from David Backlin
  • January 19, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for replacement 2013
  • June 8, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • April 1, 2009: New photo from Channin Rosenthal
  • January 3, 2009: New photo from David Backlin
  • July 5, 2005: Posted photos from Wayne Kizziar

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Broadway Bridge
Posted January 15, 2013, by Ben Whatley (bswhatley7121 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found this video about the new Broadway Bridge design. It appears that there will be no UCEB, but a double arch bridge instead.

http://www.fox16.com/news/local/story/Broadway-Bridge-design...

Broadway Bridge
Posted March 28, 2011, by Chris Litherland (photolitherland [at] gmail [dot] com)

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.

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Broadway Bridge
Posted March 28, 2011, by Bill McGann

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.

Broadway Bridge
Posted March 28, 2011, by Photolitherland (photolitherland [at] gmail [dot] com)

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.

Broadway Bridge
Posted March 11, 2011, by D. W. Adams (weetbixmarmite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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!

Broadway Bridge
Posted January 20, 2011, by Ervin Hoffmeister III (ervinhoff3 [at] suddenlink [dot] net)

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.

Broadway Bridge
Posted January 19, 2011, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

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.

Broadway Bridge
Posted January 19, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

http://www.swtimes.com/news/article_ee1bebcc-23e2-11e0-82ec-...

Bridge is scheduled to be replaced in 2013

Broadway Bridge
Posted May 9, 2006, by Greg Davis (fastalk [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

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?