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Big Piney Creek Bridge, Spanning Big Piney Creek at State Highway 123, Fort Douglas, Johnson County, AR



B&W Photos

HB56687
General View Of Baltimore Truss Bridge From Roadbed, Looking Southwest

HB56688
Three-quarter View Of Bridge, Looking East

HB56689
View Of Bridge And Approach, Looking Northeast

HB56690
General View From Creek Bank, Looking Northwest

HB56691
General View From Creek, Looking Northwest

HB56692
View From Beside Bridge Showing Piers, Looking East

HB56693
Detail View Of Truss, Looking Northwest

HB56694
View From Bridge Deck, Looking Southeast

HB56695
Detail View Of Builder's Plate On Inclined Endpost Which Reads 'built By Virginia Bridge And Iron Co

HB56696
Detail View Of Dateplate On Approach Concrete Railing


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Big Piney Creek at State Highway 123, Fort Douglas, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-22
Building/structure dates: 1931 initial construction
Significance: The bridge over Big Piney Creek provides an interesting example of a State Highway Department bridge design of the early 1930s executed with limited funds; although there is no apparent loss of quality in design or execution the bridge has a narrow roadway and limited load capacity. Its status as a Forest Highway bridge caused its limited funding, and further enhances the significance of the bridge.

Subjects
Transportation
Bridge Construction
Steel Truss Bridges


Related Names
Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department
Luttjohann, Fred
O'Reilly, Sean, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF BALTIMORE TRUSS BRIDGE FROM ROADBED, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
2. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
3. VIEW OF BRIDGE AND APPROACH, LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. GENERAL VIEW FROM CREEK BANK, LOOKING NORTHWEST
5. GENERAL VIEW FROM CREEK, LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. VIEW FROM BESIDE BRIDGE SHOWING PIERS, LOOKING EAST
7. DETAIL VIEW OF TRUSS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
8. VIEW FROM BRIDGE DECK, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
9. DETAIL VIEW OF BUILDER'S PLATE ON INCLINED ENDPOST WHICH READS 'BUILT BY VIRGINIA BRIDGE AND IRON CO. OF TENN.,ROANOKE, VA., 1931 N88'
10. DETAIL VIEW OF DATEPLATE ON APPROACH CONCRETE RAILING


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