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Lincoln Avenue Viaduct, Spanning Union Pacific Railroad between Baring Cro, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR



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B&W Photos

HB55544
Looking Southwest, General View Of Concrete Rainbow Arch Bridge From Railroad Tracks

HB55545
General View Of Bridge From Railroad Tracks, Looking Northeast

HB55546
Three-quarter View Of Bridge, Looking Northwest

HB55547
Three-quarter View Of Bridge, Looking North

HB55548
Three-quarter View Of Bridge Looking East

HB55549
Looking Northwest Toward Northwest End Of Bridge From Underneath, Showing Concrete Supports For Cantilevered Walkway (on Right)

HB55550


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Union Pacific Railroad between Baring Cro, Little Rock, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-6
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Significance: Designed by the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company and presented to the City of Little Rock as a corporate gesture of goodwill, the Lincoln Avenue Viaduct was the first and only through rainbow arch in the city. As an example of a single-span reinforced concrete bridge of through rainbow arch design it remains today as an example unique in Arkansas. It was built by The Ozark Engineering Company of Joplin, Missouri in 1928 and, though it has lost a balustrade on the west side and has had a second bridge built adjacent to it, the Lincoln Avenue Viaduct is remarkably well preserved.

Subjects
Concrete Arch Bridges
Transportation
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
Ozark Engineering Company
O'Reilly, Sean, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING SOUTHWEST, GENERAL VIEW OF CONCRETE RAINBOW ARCH BRIDGE FROM RAILROAD TRACKS
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM RAILROAD TRACKS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
3. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
4. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH
5. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE LOOKING EAST
7. LOOKING NORTHWEST TOWARD NORTHWEST END OF BRIDGE FROM UNDERNEATH, SHOWING CONCRETE SUPPORTS FOR CANTILEVERED WALKWAY (ON RIGHT)


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