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Fourteenth Street Bridge

Photos 

3/4 View, Looking Southwest, Showing North Elevation

HAER photos taken Sept. 1986 by Michael Swanda

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #129698

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Wooden bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on W. 14th Street in North Little Rock
Location
North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Status
Kingpost truss span replaced with a steel stringer span in 1988, but timber trestle substructure preserved
Future prospects
Pending Demolition
History
Built 1925; main span replaced 1988
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Kingpost pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 32.1 ft.
Total length: 140.1 ft.
Deck width: 21.3 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.76745, -92.26968   (decimal degrees)
34°46'03" N, 92°16'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/566831/3847497 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Little Rock
Land survey
T. 2 N., R. 12 W., Sec. 34
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
332
Inventory numbers
AHTD 19417 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10537 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2019: Updated by David Backlin: Pending demolition
  • August 14, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Closed
  • March 5, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 6, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 5, 2005: Posted updated photos from dave [at] rightanglepro [dot] com

Sources 

  • AHTD
  • HAER AR-42 - Fourteenth Street Bridge, Spanning Missouri Pacific Railroad at Fourteenth S, North Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

Fourteenth Street Bridge
Posted April 14, 2019, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

The City of North Little Rock has signed over ownership of the bridge to the railroad who intends to demolish it.

Fourteenth Street Bridge
Posted June 20, 2018, by Luke

We don't know, we're not a governmental agency.

Fourteenth Street Bridge
Posted June 20, 2018, by Lesley (Aaabrake [at] att [dot] ney)

Why itís been closed for months ???

How much longer ???

June 20 2018

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

Heres a photo I took of this bridge from last summer.

Fourteenth Street Bridge
Posted March 27, 2011, by Chris Litherland (photolitherland [at] gmail [dot] com)

I thought this bridge dated from the 1890s but I guess not. Its right in the ghetto hardcore but its an awesome bridge, the arch is so friggen high. I bet its at a good 35 degree angle at its most, maybe more.

Fourteenth Street Bridge
Posted December 26, 2009, by brad (widding [at] gmail [dot] com)

love this bridge... it's in an awesome neighborhood,

Fourteenth Street Bridge
Posted January 22, 2009, by Steve Hyatt (stevespm [at] hyattfamily [dot] org)

My kids love for me to drive across this bridge. Because the arch is so high, you can't see over it as you cross. For them it is so exciting and a bit scary!