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Waveland Railroad Bridge Viaduct

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Waveland Railroad Bridge Viaduct

Photo taken looking east on Highway 10.

Photo taken by J. Randall Houp, September 1999.

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BH Photo #225585

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Brief history: 

Written by J Randall Houp

This old all steel railroad viaduct was a well known landmark in Waveland, Arkansas. Unfortunately, through time, the historic bridge became a menace to highway traffic because of its narrow passage and only 14 foot, 3 inch height clearence. In September 1999, it was removed by the Hurley Construction Company. The former Rock Island Railroad had earlier ceased operations of the railroad in the mid-1980's. My opinion: This old relic could have been eaily reassembled as a one-lane bridge on a county road or as a trail bridge in our park system.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Rock Island railroad bridge viaduct over Arkansas Highway 10
Location
Yell County, Arkansas
Status
Removed
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
Highway 10 Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.12710, -93.64182   (decimal degrees)
35°07'38" N, 93°38'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/441523/3887326 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blue Mountain
Inventory number
BH 51347 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arkansas (1,676)
Deck girder (4,496)
Girder (7,952)
Lost (18,688)
Lost 1999 (409)
Lost during 1990s (3,707)
Owned by railroad (9,820)
Plate girder (6,122)
Yell County, Arkansas (84)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp