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US82 Viaduct

Photos 

South Side View Showing Bridge Arc

Street lights are clamped to concrete railings

Photo taken by Fred Garcia in September 2013

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BH Photo #267216

Map 

Description 

23 Sept 2013 ~ Happened to be driving through El Dorado on way to Felsenthal. Was not aware of bridge being listed on Bridge Hunter. Stopped briefly on west end of bridge to take photos of the bridge & bronze plaque. Multiple active rails pass under this bridge. Bridge has distinctive arch, steel stringers on T-beams, concrete balustrade railings, concrete deck. Estimate length to be 200 yds.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Railroad Yard on Hillsboro Street (Bus 82 & Bus 167)
Location
El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1935
Builder
- Fred Luttjohann of Topeka, Kansas
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- El Dorado & Wesson Railway (EDW)
- Ouachita Railroad (OUCH)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 986.9 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Also called
Hillsboro Street Viaduct (from placard)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.20745, -92.66186   (decimal degrees)
33°12'27" N, 92°39'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/531513/3674336 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
El Dorado West
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
11,000
Inventory numbers
AHTD 1801 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 58162 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2015: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • September 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged NBI data.
  • September 24, 2013: Added by Fred Garcia

Sources 

  • Fred Garcia
  • Luke
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com

Comments 

US82 Viaduct
Posted January 19, 2015, by Debbie Joyner (debjoyner5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just thought you might like to know that the powers that be in El Dorado, AR have decided, in their 'infinite wisdom' (ha) to tear down this stately, historic bridge. This was documented in the El Dorado New Times on December 25, 2014. Merry Christmas, residents! Yet another piece of El Dorado's incredible history is set to be destroyed!