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Calion Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Parker Through Truss Bridge From South Approach, Looking Northeast

HAER photos taken July 1988 by Louise T. Taft

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #129719

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through and deck truss bridge over Ouachita River on US 167 near Calion
Location
Union County, Arkansas, and Calhoun County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1930-31 by the Keliher Construction Co. of Little Rock. Replaced 1993
Builder
- Keliher Construction Co. of Dallas, Texas/Little Rock, Arkansas
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 2,500.1 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.34594, -92.53211   (decimal degrees)
33°20'45" N, 92°31'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/543537/3689736 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Calion
Inventory numbers
NRHP 90000507 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
AHTD 1230 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10629 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1991)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 4.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
3,710

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • December 6, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER AR-19 - Ouachita River Bridge
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com

Comments 

Calion Bridge
Posted January 23, 2013, by tommy dickey (nascarjudge [at] centurytel [dot] net)

Update. Mom and dad are now resting together. Still pass that spot on occasion, still have the thrill!!

Calion Bridge
Posted October 4, 2006, by Tommy Dickey (ktdnascar [at] earthlink [dot] net)

This bridge was the first time I reached the speed above 100 MPH. I was in a 1970 Plymouth GTX with a 426 Hemi and we buried the speedometer at > 140 MPH. Too cool. Every time I go to visit my parents I think about that time, even though the old bridge has been replaced. It had quite a few bumps and high spots is 1971. What a ride. Scared the hell out of me. But, I was young and invinceable. Never even heard of a 401(k).