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Humpback Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #101284

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Harris Creek on CR 52 (Humpback Road)
Location
Yell County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912 by J.C. Wilson
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 38.0 ft.
Total length: 42.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Harris Creek CR 52 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.16251, -93.17157   (decimal degrees)
35°09'45" N, 93°10'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/484375/3891077 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dardanelle
Inventory numbers
AHTD 17729 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10686 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
63

Categories 

Arch (11,190)
Arkansas (1,676)
Built 1912 (728)
Built during 1910s (8,744)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,602)
Deck arch (10,429)
HAER documented (1,096)
NR-eligible (3,971)
One-lane traffic (7,421)
Open (36,527)
Owned by county (18,846)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,549)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,838)
Yell County, Arkansas (84)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • February 3, 2009: New photo from John Cross
  • February 3, 2009: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • August 23, 2008: Updated history
  • January 8, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • AHTD
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • John Cross - jcross [at] cross-photography [dot] com
  • HAER AR-94 - Harris Creek Bridge, Spanning Harris Creek at Humpback Road (CR 52), Dardanelle vicinity, Yell County, AR
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Harris Creek CR 52 Bridge
Posted December 8, 2009, by j

The area around the bridge is now very clean and accessible. Two initials/names are visible on the NW corner.

Harris Creek CR 52 Bridge
Posted October 17, 2008, by james crabil (jcrabil [at] centurytel [dot] net)

This bridge is affectionately known as the Humpback Bridge. The county road has also been renamed Humpback Road. The road is easily accessed from SR 7 south of Dardanelle.