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St. Francis River Bridge, Spanning St. Francis River at U.S. Highway 70, Forrest City, St. Francis County, AR



B&W Photos

HB56535
General View Of Warren Swing Truss Bridge From Roadbed, Looking Southwest

HB56536
Looking Southwest, General View With 4' Range Pole At Northwest Railing Of Approach

HB56537
General View Of Bridge, Looking Northeast

HB56538
Three-quarter View Of Bridge, Looking Northeast

HB56539
Looking Southeast, View Of Center Turn Span And Southwesternmost Span From Adjacent Interstate 40 Bridge

HB56540
Three-quarter View Of Bridge From River Bank, Looking Northeast

HB56541
Three-quarter View Of Bridge From River Bank, Looking South

HB56542
Three-quarter View Of Bridge Showing All Four Spans, Looking North

HB56543
View Of Bridge Deck Support System From Underneath, Looking Northeast

HB56544
Detail View Of Bridge Dateplate Which Reads 'wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company, Milwaukee, Wis., 1933'

HB56545
Looking Southeast, Detail View Of Movable Joint At Pier


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Item Title


Location
Spanning St. Francis River at U.S. Highway 70, Forrest City, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-20
Building/structure dates: 1933 initial construction
Significance: The bridge over the St. Francis River on U.S. 70, constructed by the Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company, was part of a 1930s highway and development project. Comparable with the Black River Bridge at Pocahontas the St. Francis River Bridge differs in its historical context and in its structural details. It is, with the bridge at Pocahontas, one of three swinging road bridges in the state.

Subjects
Swing Bridges
Transportation
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company
Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department
O'Reilly, Sean, Historian
Smith, Corinee, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF WARREN SWING TRUSS BRIDGE FROM ROADBED, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
2. LOOKING SOUTHWEST, GENERAL VIEW WITH 4' RANGE POLE AT NORTHWEST RAILING OF APPROACH
3. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. LOOKING SOUTHEAST, VIEW OF CENTER TURN SPAN AND SOUTHWESTERNMOST SPAN FROM ADJACENT INTERSTATE 40 BRIDGE
6. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM RIVER BANK, LOOKING NORTHEAST
7. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM RIVER BANK, LOOKING SOUTH
8. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE SHOWING ALL FOUR SPANS, LOOKING NORTH
9. VIEW OF BRIDGE DECK SUPPORT SYSTEM FROM UNDERNEATH, LOOKING NORTHEAST
10. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE DATEPLATE WHICH READS 'WISCONSIN BRIDGE & IRON COMPANY, MILWAUKEE, WIS., 1933'
11. LOOKING SOUTHEAST, DETAIL VIEW OF MOVABLE JOINT AT PIER


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