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Dardanelle Bridge

Photos 

Postcard

BH Photo #101280

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Arkansas River on AR 7 at Dardanelle
Location
Dardanelle, Yell County, Arkansas, and Pope County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced with a modern bridge
History
Built 1929, replacing a pontoon bridge first built 1891. Replaced by a new bridge in 1971.
Builder
- Lakeside Bridge & Steel Co. of North Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Erection)
Design
Swing Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.22585, -93.15003   (decimal degrees)
35°13'33" N, 93°09'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/486347/3898099 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dardanelle
Inventory number
BH 10683 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder per Dec 19 1928 Steuben Republican Article
  • August 12, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Dardanelle Bridge
Posted May 27, 2007, by Alex Callahan (Kittyka555 [at] aol [dot] com)

There is a bridge upstream that's almost two miles long called the mills ahne bridge, if anybody has any pictures on this bridge could you please post it. It's a damn shame that our bridges are becoming aesteticly ugly. I used to know of two parallel blue steel truss bridges over Lake St. Croix (St. Croix River) in Hudson, Wisconsin. They must have been at least 3/4 of a mile long and now they've been replaced with simple, boring box girder bridges and a long causeway. Out on Lake Oahe (Missouri River) in South Dakota there is two huge steel truss bridges across it about 40 miles apart. They have got to be both over a mile and a half long. Two lanes... very scary! Long live beautiful steel bridges.

Dardanelle Bridge
Posted April 24, 2006, by Dr. Sue Webb (WebbPruning [at] aol [dot] com)

4/24/06

My Great Uncle helped build this bridge. Do you have a list of the people who helped build this bridge? Or do you know if a list of employees is still available?

Desperate to locate information.

Thanks

Sue