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UP St. Francis River Bridge

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St. Francis River Railroad Bridge

Photo looking upstream toward the north

Photo taken by J. Randall Houp in April 2010

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BH Photo #225420

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Written by J. Randall Houp

Very unique design on a steel pass-through truss bridge. Third photograph shown indicates without a doubt there was a much longer pass-through truss on the west side of the bridge across the main stream. This is indicated by all the new cement work done. All wood railroad trestle still remains on the east end. Without a doubt, still a beautiful bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over St. Francis River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Madison, St. Francis County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren through truss with sub-panels
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.01137, -90.71724   (decimal degrees)
35°00'41" N, 90°43'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/708295/3876685 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Madison
Inventory number
BH 51315 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "St. Francis River"
  • February 21, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 17, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp
  • Luke

Comments 

UP St. Francis River Bridge
Posted August 14, 2013, by J. Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bob: Thanks for your help on this. Didn't know what type it was. Looking for an older photograph that would show the whole complete bridge.

UP St. Francis River Bridge
Posted August 13, 2013, by Robert W. Scoggin (robert [dot] scoggin [at] arkansashighways [dot] com)

This is a Baltimore Through Truss. Very rare on highways and somewhat rare on railroads in Arkansas.

Bob

St. Francis River Railroad Bridge
Posted August 12, 2013, by Garth Knight (Knightmare [at] prisonSA [dot] com)

Without a doubt, J. Randall Houp is a pompous ass.