Newport Bridge, Spanning White River at State Highway 14, Newport, Jackson County, AR
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Spanning White River at State Highway 14, Newport, AR
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER AR-12
Building/structure dates: 1930 initial construction
Significance: The 400-foot, double-cantilevered bridge at Newport was a major construction project in 1929-30. The bridge, along with two similar bridges at Augusta and Clarendon, Arkansas, was designed by renowned bridge engineer Ira G. Hedrick, and became part of a main interstate highway route.
Metal Truss Bridges
Hedrick, Ira G.
Missouri Valley Iron & Bridge Company
Steen, Kathryn, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW OF DOUBLE ARCH CANTILEVER BRIDGE FROM ROADBED, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM RIVER BANK, LOOKING WEST
3. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM RIVER BANK, LOOKING EAST
4. LOOKING SOUTHEAST, VIEW SHOWING CANTILEVER SPAN AND SOUTH ARCH TRUSS SPAN
5. LOOKING NORTHWEST, VIEW OF NORTHERNMOST ARCH TRUSS SPAN
6. LOOKING NORTHWEST, VIEW OF SOUTHERNMOST ARCH TRUSS SPAN
7. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE DATEPLATE WHICH READS '1929, WHITE RIVER BRIDGE, BUILT BY ARKANSAS HIGHWAY COMMISSION, DWIGHT BLACKWOOD, CHAIRMAN, JUSTIN MATTHEWS, J. LAN WILLIAMS, J.S. PARKS, SAM J. WILSON, COMMISSIONERS, C.S. CHRISTIAN, STATE HIGHWAY ENGINEER, IRA HEDRICK, INC., CONSULTING ENGINEERS, LIST & WEATHERLY, CONSTRUCTION CO.'
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