Big Piney Creek Bridge, Spanning Big Piney Creek at State Highway 123, Fort Douglas, Johnson County, AR
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Spanning Big Piney Creek at State Highway 123, Fort Douglas, AR
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
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.
Steel Truss Bridges
Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department
O'Reilly, Sean, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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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