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Old Benton-Sardis Road Bridge

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Old Benton Sardis Road Bridge

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Description 

NRHP document with additional photos: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/26140527

From NRHP Document: "The Old Benton-Sardis Road Bridge consists of a single concrete deck truss [sic] span measuring approximately 15 feet. The travel surface and overall width of the bridge is approximately 18 feet. The deck surface is concrete, although it is currently covered with fallen leaves and other natural debris. The abutments are concrete and project out diagonally from the ends of the bridge. The bridge and abutments rest on a cast-concrete slab foundation. Resting on top of the deck is a pair of fieldstone guardrails that run the entire length ofthe bridge on the north and south sides."

Facts 

Overview
Bypassed concrete culvert on the Old Benton-Sardis Road (later AR 183) near Bauxite
Location
Bauxite, Saline County, Arkansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1919; bypassed by AR 183 in the 1940s
Design
Concrete culvert with stone side railings
Dimensions
Span length: 15.0 ft.
Total length: 15.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 24, 2007
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.56083, -92.50306   (decimal degrees)
34°33'39" N, 92°30'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/545587/3824454 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 2 S., R. 14 W., Sec. 9
Elevation
390 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NRHP 06001274 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10558 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: NRHP info
  • December 3, 2017: New photo from David Backlin
  • February 5, 2007: Posted to the National Register

Sources 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old Benton-Sardis Road Bridge
Posted November 22, 2008, by GE Revis (graydogs [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I live near this old culvert bridge and see it almost every day. Wasn't it used to get into and out of "Pine Haven"? Pine Haven being a community built by Alcoa to house its workers. The houses were moved out and many still stand in Benton and surrounding area. (I live in one.)

When I was a teenager you could still drive into Pine Haven and see the plots where the houses sat. Now it is posted.