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North Fork Bridge, Spans North Fork of White River at State Highway 5, Norfork, Baxter County, AR



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Item Title
North Fork Bridge, Spans North Fork of White River at State Highway 5, Norfork, Baxter County, AR

Location
Spans North Fork of White River at State Highway 5, Norfork, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-10
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Significance: Designed by the Arkansas State Highway Department as a result of the unexpected cost involved in the erection of a proposed concrete deck arch bridge, the North Fork bridge was an early example of the modern steel deck truss bridge. Its historical context, where economy prevailed over the more architectural concrete design, and the curiosity of its design, where the deck truss narrows at each end span, contribute to its significance as a representative steel deck truss.

Subjects
Transportation
Bridge Construction
Steel Truss Bridges


Related Names
Arkansas State Highway Department
Vincennes Steel Corporation
O'Reilly, Sean, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM ROADBED, LOOKING SOUTH
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM ROADBED WITH 4' RANGE POLE NEAR NORTHWEST CORNER OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH
3. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM ROADBED LOOKING NORTH
4. VIEW OF DECK TRUSS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. LOOKING EAST, PARTIAL VIEW OF STEEL DECK TRUSS BRIDGE FROM ADJACENT RAILROAD BRIDGE PIER
6. VIEW OF DECK TRUSS SHOWING INCLINED END SPANS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
7. DETAIL VIEW OF ABUTMENT, LOOKING NORTHWEST
8. DETAIL VIEW OF PIER FROM UNDERNEATH BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH
9. DETAIL OF MOVABLE BRIDGE SEAT AT NORTH ABUTMENT, LOOKING WEST
10. DETAIL VIEW OF BOTTOM CHORD CONNECTION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
11. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE DATEPLATE AT SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BRIDGE WHICH READS 'NORTH FORK OF WHITE RIVER, VINCENNES STEEL CORP., CONTRACTOR, ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION AND THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS, 1936'


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