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Cotter Bridge, Spanning White River at U.S. Highway 62, Cotter, Baxter County, AR



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B&W Photos

HB56144
Looking Northwest, General View Of Concrete Spandrel Arch Bridge From Roadbed

HB56145
Looking South, Distant View Of Bridge

HB56146
Looking Southeast, View Of Bridge And Surroundings

HB56147
Looking Northeast, General View Of Bridge

HB56148
View Of Center Span Of Bridge From Riverbed, Looking Southwest

HB56149
View Of Concrete Rainbow Arch Span Which Crosses The Line Of The Missouri-pacific Railroad, Looking Northwest

HB56150
View Of Bridge From Underneath Showing Concrete Pier And Concrete Deck Support System, Looking Northwest

HB56151
View Underneath Bridge Showing Concrete Girder Connection At Pier, Looking Southeast

HB56152
Detail View Of Dateplates At Northeast Corner Of Bridge

HB56153
View Of Bridge Under Construction, Showing Central Arch And Piers, With Cableway Above And Tower On Background

HB56154
View Of Approach Span Under Construction

HB56155
View, Looking North, Showing Cableway And Tram Above An Arch Under Construction, With Railroad Bridge In Background

HB56156
View Of Arch Under Construction

HB56157
View Of Bridge Under Construction, Showing Steel Arches In Foreground

HB56158
View, Looking West, Showing Bridge Under Construction, With Approach Span In Foreground

HB56159
View, Looking West, Showing Arches Under Construction

HB56160
View Of Bridge Under Construction, Taken At Night

HB56161
View Of Bridge Under Construction, Taken At Night

HB56162
View, Looking North, Showing Completed Bridge, With Railroad Bridge In Background


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Item Title


Location
Spanning White River at U.S. Highway 62, Cotter, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-15
Building/structure dates: 1930 initial construction
Significance: The Cotter Bridge is the only bridge in Arkansas known to be designed and engineered by the Marsh Engineering Company, a significant twentieth-century bridge-building company. Among the largest they ever designed, it is also an excellent example of the company's patented Marsh Rainbow Arch. A unique feature of the bridge is that it was constructed by means of a cableway, suspended across the river, over which all materials were transported to various parts of the structure. The Cotter Bridge was instrumental in making accessible a new region of the Ozarks, an important recreational area in the United States. It became Arkansas' first National Civil Engineering Landmark in 1986.

Subjects
Concrete Arch Bridges
Transportation
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Ruthven, R. M.
Marsh Engineering Company
Bateman Contracting Company
Bennett, Lola, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING NORTHWEST, GENERAL VIEW OF CONCRETE SPANDREL ARCH BRIDGE FROM ROADBED
2. LOOKING SOUTH, DISTANT VIEW OF BRIDGE
3. LOOKING SOUTHEAST, VIEW OF BRIDGE AND SURROUNDINGS
4. LOOKING NORTHEAST, GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE
5. VIEW OF CENTER SPAN OF BRIDGE FROM RIVERBED, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
6. VIEW OF CONCRETE RAINBOW ARCH SPAN WHICH CROSSES THE LINE OF THE MISSOURI-PACIFIC RAILROAD, LOOKING NORTHWEST
7. VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM UNDERNEATH SHOWING CONCRETE PIER AND CONCRETE DECK SUPPORT SYSTEM, LOOKING NORTHWEST
8. VIEW UNDERNEATH BRIDGE SHOWING CONCRETE GIRDER CONNECTION AT PIER, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
9. DETAIL VIEW OF DATEPLATES AT NORTHEAST CORNER OF BRIDGE
10. VIEW OF BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, SHOWING CENTRAL ARCH AND PIERS, WITH CABLEWAY ABOVE AND TOWER ON BACKGROUND
11. VIEW OF APPROACH SPAN UNDER CONSTRUCTION
12. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING CABLEWAY AND TRAM ABOVE AN ARCH UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WITH RAILROAD BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND
13. VIEW OF ARCH UNDER CONSTRUCTION
14. VIEW OF BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, SHOWING STEEL ARCHES IN FOREGROUND
15. VIEW, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WITH APPROACH SPAN IN FOREGROUND
16. VIEW, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING ARCHES UNDER CONSTRUCTION
17. VIEW OF BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, TAKEN AT NIGHT
18. VIEW OF BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, TAKEN AT NIGHT
19. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING COMPLETED BRIDGE, WITH RAILROAD BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND


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