Ouachita River Bridge, Spanning Ouachita River at U.S. Highway 167, Calion, Calhoun County, AR
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Spanning Ouachita River at U.S. Highway 167, Calion, AR
Find maps of Calion, AR
Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER AR-19
Building/structure dates: 1930 initial construction
Significance: The Ouachita River Bridge at Calion is a good example of the cantilever design used in Arkansas in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The bridge is also significant because it united the southeastern and southwestern quarters of Arkansas, which the Ouachita River separated. It also opened a direct route from Little Rock to El Dorado.
Metal Truss Bridges
Keliher Construction Company
Smith, Corinne, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW OF PARKER THROUGH TRUSS BRIDGE FROM SOUTH APPROACH, LOOKING NORTHEAST
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE SHOWING PARKER THROUGH TRUSS CENTER SPAN AND DECK TRUSS SPANS AT EITHER SIDE OF CENTER SPAN, LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. DETAIL VIEW OF APPROACH AND DECK TRUSS FROM UNDERNEATH, LOOKING NORTHWEST
4. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE DATEPLATE WHICH READS 'OUACHITA RIVER, KELIHER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, CONTRACTOR, ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION, DWIGHT H. BLACKWOOD, CHAIRMAN,.....1930'
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