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Simstown Road Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #101107

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Small three-span arch bridge over Branch of Strawberry River on Simstown Road (CR 42)
Location
Sharp County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps
Builder
- Civilian Conservation Corps
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 11.1 ft.
Total length: 33.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.10983, -91.57566   (decimal degrees)
36°06'35" N, 91°34'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/628198/3997069 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Evening Shade
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
94
Inventory numbers
AHTD 16943 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10621 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 30, 2007: Posted AHTD photos

Sources 

Comments 

Simstown Road Bridge
Posted February 3, 2009, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge on Monday 2 Feb '09. School bus crossed while I was on bridge. Very weedy on both downstream sides. Tin flap still hanging from bridge's first span with baling wire. Creek flowing too strong to get over on center gravel bar for better pictures.

On the AG&F Simstown access rd to Strawberry River there is a nice spring box on the right. Good flow, water cress growing.

Attaching a couple of current photos.

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