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Tull Bridge

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Oblique view

Photo taken June 2002 and provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Saline River on CR 5 (Old AR 291) at Tull
Location
Saline County, Arkansas, and Grant County, Arkansas
Status
Closed with approaches removed and awaiting rehabilitation
History
Built 1916 by the Boardman Co. of Oklahoma City, OK
Builder
- Boardman Co.
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss with wooden deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 132.8 ft.
Total length: 204.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.44134, -92.60007   (decimal degrees)
34°26'29" N, 92°36'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/536741/3811165 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tull
Inventory numbers
AHTD M2747 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10562 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2005)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
300

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2011: New photo from Lisa Hyde
  • June 28, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • January 30, 2010: Posted HAER photos
  • August 23, 2008: Updated history
  • March 18, 2008: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • May 10, 2006: Posted updated photos from David Miles

Sources 

  • AHTD
  • David Miles - imchillindave [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wayne Kizziar - wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net
  • Fred Garcia
  • HAER AR-77 - Tull Bridge, Spanning Saline River at CR 5, Tull, Grant County, AR
  • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Lisa Hyde

Comments 

Tull Bridge
Posted June 15, 2010, by Charles Bowden (mtmn96 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was by this bridge June 14th, wish they would get on the ball and make this structure accessible to the public, bridges are not the same if you can't walk on them.

Tull Bridge
Posted December 20, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah....I hate those Armco railings as well!......I'm guessing these don't serve a purpose anymore!!

Tull Bridge
Posted December 20, 2009, by bradley (widding [at] gmail [dot] com)

visited today. cool bridge. hate the modern guard rails.

Tull Bridge
Posted February 20, 2007, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited the Tull Bridge on Saturday 17 Feb. This bridge would have intersected with the modern bridge on the west approach. The modern replacement bridge has a bronze plaque indicating it was built 2005 and they are 30 degrees apart from each other. The Tull bridge appears to be ready to be plucked off its piers by a crane from the replacement bridge. I'm glad this is not the case. The galvanized guardrails on the old bridge detract immensely from its character. I would suggest replacing these with period related iron. It will be a great place when developed as a park by the city, given its peculiar angle to the replacement bridge; which is now heavily grafittied. There was more traffic on this highway than I had anticipated - could have been because it was another mild winter day.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Tull Bridge
Posted January 8, 2007, by Robert Scoggin (Robert [dot] scoggin [at] arkansashighways [dot] com)

The Tull bridge will be left in place with the city of Tull taking it over. The City plans to built a park next to the bridge and build an access ramp up to the bridge so people can walk on it.

Tull Bridge
Posted September 21, 2006, by charles bowden (mtmn96 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

where is this bridge going to be relocated to?

Tull Bridge
Posted July 9, 2006, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Visited this bridge again yesterday and it is still sitting on it's piers awaiting restoration/relocation. Still a beautiful old bridge.