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Marrs Creek Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2016

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BH Photo #357639

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Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Marrs Creek on US 62/67 in Pocahontas
Location
Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1934 by the Luten Bridge Co.; rehabilitated and widened in 1950; bypassed by new bridge in 2010
Builders
- C.H. Atkinson Paving Co. of Chillicothe, Missouri (contractor for 1950 widening)
- Luten Bridge Co. (contractor)
- N.B. Garver (design)
- Public Works Administration
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.1 ft.
Total length: 170.9 ft.
Deck width: 33.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 24, 2008
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.25833, -90.97167   (decimal degrees)
36°15'30" N, 90°58'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/682222/4014510 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pocahontas
Inventory numbers
AHTD 1871 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
NRHP 07001433 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36353 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 3, 2016: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • July 3, 2016: New photos from James Baughn
  • October 12, 2014: New photos from Steve Conro
  • October 2, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 26, 2008: New photo from AHTD
  • March 9, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • AHTD
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Marrs Creek Bridge
Posted September 24, 2008, by J Lance (bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like it's going to be preserved as a footbridge.

From http://www.arkansashighways.com/commission/MO00-09.pdf page 1132:

WHEREAS, IN RANDOLPH COUNTY, Job 100608, Park St.-Hwy. 90 (Pocahontas), calls for the removal of Bridge 01871, commonly known as the Marrs Creek Bridge, on Highway 67; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of Pocahontas has requested that the Department transfer this historic bridge to the City of Pocahontas for transportation use as a pedestrian and bicycle bridge; and

WHEREAS, the City of Pocahontas has adopted a release of title dated April 19, 2007 holding the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, its officers and employees harmless from any action of any kind; agreeing to prohibit vehicular traffic on the bridge in perpetuity; and assuming responsibility for maintenance of the bridge in consideration for transfer of the bridge to the City.

NOW THEREFORE, the Director is authorized to release the Marrs Creek Bridge to the City of Pocahontas upon completion of Job 100608.