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Black Nursery Road Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #101198

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Illinois River on CR 623 (Black Nursery Road) northeast of Prairie Grove
Location
Washington County, Arkansas
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1923 by the Luten Bridge Co.
Builder
- Luten Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania & Knoxville, Tennessee
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 97.1 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 24, 2008
Also called
Highway B-29 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.99517, -94.29814   (decimal degrees)
35°59'43" N, 94°17'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/382991/3984191 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prairie Grove
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
26
Inventory numbers
AHTD 17390 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10656 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
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: 48.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2008: Listed on National Register
  • August 30, 2008: Changed name to match National Register nomination
  • March 13, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • AHTD
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • John Cross - jcross [at] cross-photography [dot] com

Comments 

Prairie Grove Bridge Black Nursery Road Previous Bridge
Posted April 4, 2007, by John Cross (jcross [at] fortsmithhome [dot] com)

Does anyone have any information on the bridge that stood at this site prior to the Luten bridge (this Luten bridge has a beautiful compound arch). In photographing this location I discovered, below/adjacent to the exiting bridge an abutment and a latice verticle from a previous bridge. I would be very interested in any information and dates.

thanks, and good hunting,

john

please email me if you have any information

you can see the near and far abutment/pier and the latice iron in the water in the supplied photos

john cross

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Prairie Grove Bridge
Posted December 1, 2005, by Robert W. Scoggin (robert [dot] scoggin [at] arkansashighways [dot] com)

This bridge was used in the movie the Blue and the Grey.