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Spavinaw Creek Bridge, Spans Spavinaw Creek at Benton County Road 29, Gravette, Benton County, AR



B&W Photos

HB57083
General View Of Truss Leg Bedstead Bridge, Looking South

HB57084
General View Of Bridge Showing Trusses, Looking South

HB57085
General View Of Bridge, Looking North

HB57086
Looking North, General View Of Bridge With 4' Range Pole At Southwest Corner Of Bridge

HB57087
Three-quarter View Of Bridge, Looking Northwest

HB57088
Elevation View Of Bridge, Looking East

HB57089
General View Of Bridge, Looking Northwest

HB57090
Looking South, View Of Deck Support System Of Bridge

HB57091
Detail View Of Bottom Chord Connection

HB57092
Looking Southeast, Detail View Of North End Of Bridge And Deck


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Item Title


Location
Spans Spavinaw Creek at Benton County Road 29, Gravette vicinity, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-29
Building/structure dates: 1909 initial construction
Significance: Though bedstead trusses were widespread near the turn of the century, the Spavinaw Creek Bridge is now unique as the only surviving example of a bedstead truss in Arkansas. Built in 1909, this seventy-foot span was a focal point in a local dispute over the location of the proposed bridge.

Subjects
Transportation
Bridge Construction
Metal Truss Bridges


Related Names
Illinois Steel Bridge Company
Steen, Kathryn, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF TRUSS LEG BEDSTEAD BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE SHOWING TRUSSES, LOOKING SOUTH
3. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
4. LOOKING NORTH, GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE WITH 4' RANGE POLE AT SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BRIDGE
5. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. ELEVATION VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
7. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
8. LOOKING SOUTH, VIEW OF DECK SUPPORT SYSTEM OF BRIDGE
9. DETAIL VIEW OF BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTION
10. LOOKING SOUTHEAST, DETAIL VIEW OF NORTH END OF BRIDGE AND DECK


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