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Judsonia Bridge, Spanning LIttle White River at County Road 66, Judsonia, White County, AR



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B&W Photos

HB57702
General View Of Cantilever Swing Truss Bridge

HB57703
General View Of Bridge Showing Approach Truss Span, Looking North

HB57704
Elevation View Of Bridge From Nearby Railroad Bridge, Looking West

HB57705
Looking West, Elevation View Of Bridge From Nearby Railroad Bridge

HB57706
Elevation View Of Bridge, Looking East

HB57707
3/4 View Of Bridge, Looking Northwest

HB57708
3/4 View Of Bridge, Looking Northeast

HB57709
3/4 View Of Bridge, Looking Southeast

HB57710
Detail View Of Turn Span, Center Pier, And Underside Of Bridge Deck, Looking Northwest

HB57711
Looking South, View Of Bridge Trusses From Bridge Deck

HB57712
Looking South, View Of Bridge Trusses From Bridge Deck, Showing Center Panel


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Item Title


Location
Spanning LIttle White River at County Road 66, Judsonia, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-51
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-4).
Building/structure dates: 1924 initial construction
Significance: The Judsonia bridge, completed in 1924, is significant as the only known swing bridge in Arkansas designed as a cantilever. Besides adding an aesthetic touch, the cantilever-like peak on the top of the bridge structurally aids in centering the weight over the center pivot and supporting the ends when the bridge is in an open position. In addition, the bridge was part of a national modernizing movement to improve roads giving the town of Judsonia access to outlying regions on the opposite side of the river.

Subjects
Swing Bridges
Transportation
Bridge Construction


Related Names
R. L. Gaster Construction Company
Steen, Kathryn, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF CANTILEVER SWING TRUSS BRIDGE
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE SHOWING APPROACH TRUSS SPAN, LOOKING NORTH
3. ELEVATION VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM NEARBY RAILROAD BRIDGE, LOOKING WEST
4. LOOKING WEST, ELEVATION VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM NEARBY RAILROAD BRIDGE
5. ELEVATION VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
6. 3/4 VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
7. 3/4 VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
8. 3/4 VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
9. DETAIL VIEW OF TURN SPAN, CENTER PIER, AND UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE DECK, LOOKING NORTHWEST
10. LOOKING SOUTH, VIEW OF BRIDGE TRUSSES FROM BRIDGE DECK
11. LOOKING SOUTH, VIEW OF BRIDGE TRUSSES FROM BRIDGE DECK, SHOWING CENTER PANEL


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