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South Big Creek Bridge

Photos 

Looking Northeast with Eagle Street house in background and Baxter Ranch in the distance background.

Photo taken by James Whitlow in January 2012

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BH Photo #223383

Map 

Description 

According to Jim Baxter, a local rancher, it was a single lane bridge with wood plank runners and in 1974 the steel was cut in half and was make into a double lane Bridge with concrete supports. Some of the local people in the past has called this Bridge, "Eagle Street Bridge" after a prominent resident of the area.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over South Big Creek on Nelsonville Road
Location
Sharp County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1924 by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company; rebuilt in 1974
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Design
Warren through truss with alternating verticals (supported by steel stringers and additional piers)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.8 ft.
Total length: 123.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Also called
Eagle Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.02889, -91.39889   (decimal degrees)
36°01'44" N, 91°23'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/644257/3988338 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Poughkeepsie
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
150
Inventory numbers
AHTD 18274 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 50964 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 33.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 15, 2012: Added by James Whitlow

Sources 

  • James Whitlow