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St. Francis River Bridge, Spanning St. Francis River at State Highway 18, Lake City, Craighead County, AR



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Item Title
St. Francis River Bridge, Spanning St. Francis River at State Highway 18, Lake City, Craighead County, AR

Location
Spanning St. Francis River at State Highway 18, Lake City, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-18
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Significance: The St. Francis River Bridge is the only I-beam vertical lift span in Arkansas. Its location is important because it allows passage from the eastern third of Craighead County across the swampy Sunken Lands to the rest of the country.

Subjects
Vertical Lift Bridges
Transportation
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Vincennes Bridge Company
Smith, Corinne, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF VERTICAL LIFT SPAN BRIDGE FROM ROADBED, LOOKING NORTHEAST
2. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
3. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING EAST
4. VIEW OF LIFT SPAN, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. VIEW OF LIFT SPAN, LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE DATEPLATE WHICH READS 'ST. FRANCIS RIOVER, VINCENNES BRIDGE CO., CONTRACTOR, ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION, JAS. R RHYNE, DIRECTOR, W.B. GARVER, BRIDGE ENGINEER, 1934.'


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