Harp Creek Bridge, Spans Harp Creek at State Highway 7, Harrison, Newton County, AR
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Spans Harp Creek at State Highway 7, Harrison vicinity, AR
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER AR-9
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Significance: Erected as one of two bridges in a Newton County road project, Harp Creek Bridge is on of the more architectural of the small Highway Department bridges. It was built in 1928 by the Little Rock branch of the Luten Bridge Company, named after its renowned founder Daniel B. Luten, which specialized in reinforced concrete arch bridges. Harp Creek remains today as one of only ten unaltered open spandrel deck arches in Arkansas.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Luten Bridge Company
Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department
O'Reilly, Sean, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. LOOKING NORTH, GENERAL VIEW OF CONCRETE OPEN SPANDREL ARCH BRIDGE FROM ROADBED
2. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE WITH 4' RANGE POLE AT SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
4. ELEVATION VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
5. ELEVATION VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
6. VIEW FROM UNDERNEATH BRIDGE SHOWING CONCRETE DECK SUPPORT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
7. DETAIL VIEW OF ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE WORK, LOOKING NORTHEAST
8. DETAIL VIEW OF DATEPLATE WHICH READS 'HARP CREEK, LUTEN BRIDGE CO., CONTRACTOR, ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, 1928'
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