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Augusta Bridge, Spanning White River at Highway 64, Augusta, Woodruff County, AR



B&W Photos

HB55984
Looking Southeast, General View Of Double Arch Cantilever Bridge

HB55985
General View Of Bridge Showing Approach Spans At West End Of Bridge, Looking South

HB55986
General View Of Bridge, Looking North

HB55987
View Of Westernmost Arch Truss Span From River Bank, Looking Southwest

HB55988
View Of Bridge From Underneath Showing Easternmost Pier And Approach Support, Looking Northwest

HB55989
Detail View Of Bridge Dateplate Which Reads '1930, White River Bridge, Arkansas Highway Commission, Dwight Blackwood, Chairman, Justin Matthews, J


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Item Title


Location
Spanning White River at Highway 64, Augusta, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-13
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Significance: Built in 1929-1930, the Augusta bridge provided an important link in a major highway. The double-cantilevered span shares its design and designer with similar bridges at Newport and Clarendon, Arkansas. Spanning 400 feet with a price greater than half a million dollars when it was finished, the bridge's construction was begun only after years of legal delays were resolved.

Subjects
Transportation
Bridge Construction
Metal Truss Bridges


Related Names
Hedrick, Ira G.
Missouri Valley Iron & Bridge Company
Steen, Kathryn, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING SOUTHEAST, GENERAL VIEW OF DOUBLE ARCH CANTILEVER BRIDGE
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE SHOWING APPROACH SPANS AT WEST END OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH
3. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
4. VIEW OF WESTERNMOST ARCH TRUSS SPAN FROM RIVER BANK, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
5. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM UNDERNEATH SHOWING EASTERNMOST PIER AND APPROACH SUPPORT, LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE DATEPLATE WHICH READS '1930, WHITE RIVER BRIDGE, ARKANSAS HIGHWAY COMMISSION, DWIGHT BLACKWOOD, CHAIRMAN, JUSTIN MATTHEWS, J. LAN WILLIAMS, J.S. PARKS, SAM J. WILSON, COMMISSIONERS, C.S. CHRISTIAN, STATE HIGHWAY ENGINEER, IRA HEDRICK, INC., CONSULTING ENGINEERS, PARHAM CONT. CO., CONTRACTOR'


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