Rockport Bridge, Spanning Ouachita River at Old State Highway No. 8, Malvern, Hot Spring County, AR
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Spanning Ouachita River at Old State Highway No. 8, Malvern, AR
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER AR-47
Building/structure dates: 1900 initial construction
Significance: The Rockport Bridge is one of six Parker through truss bridges remaining in Arkansas, and is unique in the state because it has a camelback truss approach span at either end. The bridge is an excellent example of turn-of-the-century metal bridge construction. The bridge builder, Stupp Brothers Bridge and Iron Company, is one of the largest steel fabricators in the country, and is known to have built at least thirty bridges in Arkansas between 1900 and 1930.
Childe, O. W.
Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Company
Bennett, Lola, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW F PARKER THROUGH TRUSS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE PORTAL, TRUSSES, AND DECK FROM ROADBED, LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. LOOKING SOUTHWEST, ELEVATION VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM RIVERBED
4. LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM ADJACENT INTERSTATE 30 BRIDGE
5. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM RIVER BANK, LOOKING SOUTH
6. VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
7. VIEW OF TRUSSES FROM BRIDGE DECK, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
8. DETAIL VIEW OF BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING SOUTH
9. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE BUILDER'S PLATE ATOP PORTAL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
10. DETAIL VIEW OF TOP CHORD CONNECTION AT PORTAL, LOOKING NORTHEAST
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