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Old River Bridge, Spanning Saline River at Old Military Road (River , Benton, Saline County, AR



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HB57490

HB57491

HB57492

HB57493

HB57494


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Saline River at Old Military Road (River, Benton, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-46
Building/structure dates: 1891 initial construction
Significance: The Old River Bridge is the second oldest bridge in Arkansas, and is an excellent example of a pin-connected Pratt through truss, a common nineteenth-century bridge type. The bridge was constructed by the Youngstown Bridge Company of Youngstown, Ohio, a significant bridge-building company. The bridge crosses the river on the Old Military Road, an early route through Arkansas used by Indians and settlers.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Transportation
Adaptive Reuse


Related Names
Youngstown Bridge Company
Bennett, Lola, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF PRATT THROUGH TRUSS BRIDGE FROM DECK, LOOKING NORTHEAST
2. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM DECK, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
3. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM RIVER BANK, LOOKING NORTH
4. VIEW OF BRIDGE SHOWING PIER AND TRUSSES, LOOKING NORTHWEST
5. DETAIL VIEW OF EYEBAR BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST


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