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LRWN - McCargo Creek Bridge

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LR&WN McCargo Creek Railroad Bridge

Photo looking north showing unique all concrete construction.

Photo taken by J. Randall Houp in February 2014

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Unique all concrete railroad bridge.

Brief history: 

Written by J. Randall Houp

This old bridge was a big surprise. This unique railroad bridge is all concrete and the only one that I have found between Little Rock and the Oklahoma border on the former Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, aka, Rock Island. Bridge is in need of repair, including all new railroad ties.

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Overview
Concrete deck girder bridge over McCargo Creek on Little Rock & Western Railroad
Location
Danville, Yell County, Arkansas
Status
Bridge needs repair.
History
Former: Rock Island Railroad
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Little Rock & Western Railway (LRWN)
Design
Concrete deck girder, piers, and abutments.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.05762, -93.37674   (decimal degrees)
35°03'27" N, 93°22'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/465646/3879497 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Danville
Inventory number
BH 59854 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2014: Essay added by J. Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp