This color photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department shows all three bridges; the Frisco Bridge is the middle one
BH Photo #108908
When built this was the most southerly bridge over the Mississippi River.
- Cantilevered through truss railroad bridge over the Mississippi River at Memphis
- Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, and Crittenden County, Arkansas
- Open to railroad traffic
- Completed May 12, 1892, under the direction of engineer George S. Morison
- - A & P Roberts Co. of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania (Superstructure Main Contractor)
- Alfred Noble (Resident Engineer)
- Baird Brothers of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Superstructure Erector)
- Cafrode & Saylor (Viaduct Subcontractor)
- D.A. Molitor (Assistant Engineer)
- E.H. Mayne (Assistant Engineer)
- Elmira Bridge Works of Elmira, New York (Union Bridge Co. Superstructure Subcontractor)
- George S. Morison of New Bedford, Massachusetts (Chief Engineer)
- J. M. Heiskell (Assistant Engineer)
- Kansas City and Memphis Railway and Bridge Co.
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Union Bridge Co. Superstructure Subcontractor)
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois (Union Bridge Co. Superstructure Subcontractor)
- Lewis M. Loss of Rochester, New York (Substructure)
- M. A. Waldo (Assistant Engineer)
- New Jersey Steel & Iron Co. of Trenton, New Jersey (Union Bridge Co. Superstructure Subcontractor)
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania (Viaduct Main Contractor)
- Pittsburg Steel Casting Co. (Union Bridge Co. Superstructure Subcontractor)
- Pittsburgh Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Superstructure Main Contractor)
- Scaife Foundry & Machine Co. (Union Bridge Co. Superstructure Subcontractor)
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania (Superstructure Main Contractor)
- W.E. Angier (Assistant Engineer)
- - BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
- Cantilevered Baltimore through truss. This bridge was built entirely of the newly developed open hearth steel.
Length of largest span: 790.5 ft.
Total length: 4,887.0 ft. (0.9 mi.)
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
- Also called
- Frisco Mississippi River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +35.12888, -90.07638 (decimal degrees)
35°07'44" N, 90°04'35" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/766405/3891248 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Northwest Memphis
- Inventory number
- BH 32697 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Edted builders section to show who did what
- August 14, 2018: Updated by Rusty Weisman: fixed typos in builders names - Bair Brothers erected the superstructure under contract of May 10,1890 and Lewis M. Loss was the contractor for the masonry piers under contract of April 3, 1889
- September 12, 2016: New photos from Dave King
- August 31, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
- August 31, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
- March 1, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
- March 8, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected builder. Pittsburgh Bridge Co. was missing the "h"
- April 29, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "St. Louis – San Francisco Railway"
- October 2, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added to the design and discription.
- November 23, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
- September 25, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
- February 13, 2005: Posted new photos