Rating:
2 votes

Salt Creek Bridge

Photos 

East Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in February 2011

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BH Photo #193525

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Covered steel stringer bridge over Salt Creek on Misty Drive
Location
Benton, Saline County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Covered Bridge
Dimensions
Total length: 32.0 ft.
Also called
Hidden Valley
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.58538, -92.59563   (decimal degrees)
34°35'07" N, 92°35'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/537084/3827139 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Benton
Inventory number
BH 48116 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arkansas (1,704)
Beam (13,981)
Benton, Arkansas (5)
Concrete tee beam (2,855)
Covered (1,520)
Faux Covered Bridge (14)
Have street view (25,043)
Open (38,343)
Saline County, Arkansas (15)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,570)

Update Log 

  • November 5, 2012: Updated by Jared Mixson: Added category "Covered"
  • February 14, 2011: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type: This is a covered steel stringer bridge.
  • February 14, 2011: New photos from David Backlin
  • February 13, 2011: Added by David Backlin

Sources 

Comments 

Salt Creek Bridge
Posted February 14, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

I think that placing a roof and sides over an otherwise plain structure is a nice way to dress it up. It also helps to keep large truck traffic off of the roadways and keep the neighborhood quiet and traffic levels down. I noticed from Photo #2 that modern steel stringers are supporting the roadway, and the sides are essentially fences that support the roof and provide a small amount of protection to traffic. It does not appear to be a truss of any kind, however.