Little Cossatot River Bridge, Spanning Little Cossatot River at County Road No. , Lockesburg, Sevier County, AR
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Spanning Little Cossatot River at County Road No., Lockesburg vicinity, AR
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER AR-35
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
Significance: The Little Cossatot River Bridge is a unique Arkansas example of a pony Warren steel truss with verticals. It contains several significant design details, such as a solid I-beam top chord and angle outriggers. It is an early example of a bolt-connected (as opposed to rivet-connected) bridge. This bridge is also the only known Morava Construction Company bridge identified in Arkansas. It is a fine specimen of early twentieth century bridge construction in the state and reflects a time when county officials relied heavily on competing bridge companies to supply an inexpensive and reliable product.
Steel Truss Bridges
Morava Construction Company
Swanda, Michael, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. 3/4 VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWING NORTH ELEVATION AND SETTING
2. VIEW, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING THE WEST APPROACH (SCALE ROD IS MEASURED IN FEET)
3. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWING THE L1 CONNECTION OF THE NORTH TRUSS
4. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE ON WEST END OF SOUTH TRUSS WHICH STATES 'MORAVIA; CONSTRUCTION CO; CHICAGO; 1908'
5. VIEW, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING FLOOR BEAM STRINGER SYSTEM AND WEST PIERS
6. 3/4 VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SHOWING TIMBER ABUTMENT ON EAST APPROACH SPAN
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