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Osage Creek Bridge, Spanning Osage Creek at County Road 71, Healing Springs, Benton County, AR
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Spanning Osage Creek at County Road 71, Healing Springs vicinity, AR
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER AR-30
Building/structure dates: 1911 initial construction
Significance: The Osage Creek is an excellent Arkansan example of a Pratt through truss bridge. Constructed by an unknown builder in the early twentieth century, its economy of materials and proven structural reliability made the Pratt design a popular choice for many Arkansas county officials. The Osage Creek Bridge is one of fifty-nine historic Pratt through truss bridges currently surviving in Arkansas. Its intact lattice guardrail is unique and rarely survives on other Arkansas examples.
Steel Truss Bridges
Swanda, Michael, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING EAST ELEVATION (SCALE ROD IS MEASURED IN FEET).
2. VIEW, SHOWING SOUTH ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTH.
3. VIEW, SHOWING NORTH ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTH (PHOTOGRAPH IS FOGGED).
4. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING TRUSS MEMBERS.
5. DETAIL 3/4 VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING EAST ELEVATION, AND STRINGER-FLOOR BEAM SYSTEM.
6. DETAIL, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING LATTICE GUARDRAIL AND VERTICAL.
7. DETAIL, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWING THE GUARDRAIL AND END POST AT THE SOUTH END OF THE WEST ELEVATION.
8. DETAIL, LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING CONNECTION AT U1 ON THE EAST ELEVATION.
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