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Black River Bridge, Spanning Black River at U.S. Highway 67, Pocahontas, Randolph County, AR



B&W Photos

HB55680
General View Of Warren Swing Truss Bridge From Approach, Looking Northwest

HB55681
General View Of Bridge, Looking Southeast

HB55682
Three-quarter View Showing Center Turn Span And Southeasternmost Span From Bank, Looking Southeast

HB55683
Looking Northeast Showing Black River Bridge Behind Adjacent Concrete Girder Bridge In Foreground

HB55684
Looking Northeast From Concrete Girder Bridge Showing Northwest Portal Of Center Span


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Black River at U.S. Highway 67, Pocahontas, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-8
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Significance: Erected in 1934, after extensive administrative complication, by the PIttsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company, the Black River Bridge at Pocahontas is significant as a swing bridge, one of three in the state. Similar in design to the bridge over the St. Francis River at Madison, both having been designed to allow the passage of river traffic, the bridge at Pocahontas differs from the Madison Bridge largely in the details of its trusses.

Subjects
Swing Bridges
Transportation
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company
O'Reilly, Sean, Historian
Smith, Corinne, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF WARREN SWING TRUSS BRIDGE FROM APPROACH, LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
3. THREE-QUARTER VIEW SHOWING CENTER TURN SPAN AND SOUTHEASTERNMOST SPAN FROM BANK, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
4. LOOKING NORTHEAST SHOWING BLACK RIVER BRIDGE BEHIND ADJACENT CONCRETE GIRDER BRIDGE IN FOREGROUND
5. LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM CONCRETE GIRDER BRIDGE SHOWING NORTHWEST PORTAL OF CENTER SPAN


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