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Lee Creek Bridge (No. 1), Spanning Lee Creek at State Highway 59, Natural Dam, Crawford County, AR



B&W Photos

HB56816
General View Of Parker Pony Truss Bridge, Looking Southeast

HB56817
General View Of Bridge, Looking Northwest

HB56818
Looking Southeast, General View Of Bridge With 4' Range Pole At Corner Post

HB56819
Detail View Of Movable Bearing Condition, Looking East

HB56820
Detail View Of Fixed Bearing Condition, Looking Northwest

HB56821
Detail View Of Dateplate At Top Chord


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Lee Creek at State Highway 59, Natural Dam, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-24
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Significance: The Lee Creek Bridge is one of four historic Pennsylvania through steel truss bridges remaining in Arkansas. This bridge was built as part of a two bridge improvement project over Lee's Creek approximately one mile north of the small community of Natural Dam and was completed in 1934. It is an excellent example of tis type and clearly demonstrates the advancements made by the AHTD in steel truss bridge design and technology by the 1930s.

Subjects
Transportation
Bridge Construction
Steel Truss Bridges


Related Names
Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department
M.E. Gillioz Company
Garver, N. B.
Swanda, Michael, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF PARKER PONY TRUSS BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. LOOKING SOUTHEAST, GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE WITH 4' RANGE POLE AT CORNER POST
4. DETAIL VIEW OF MOVABLE BEARING CONDITION, LOOKING EAST
5. DETAIL VIEW OF FIXED BEARING CONDITION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. DETAIL VIEW OF DATEPLATE AT TOP CHORD


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