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Cache River Bridge, Spanning Cache River at U.S. Highway 412, Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, AR



B&W Photos

HB56879
General View Of Parker Pony Truss Bridge, Looking Southeast

HB56880
General View Of Bridge, Looking Northwest

HB56881
Looking Southeast, General View Of Bridge With 4' Range Pole At Corner Post

HB56882
General View Of Bridge, Looking Southeast

HB56883
Detail Of Movable Bearing Condition, Looking East

HB56884
Detail View Of Fixed Bearing Condition, Looking Northwest

HB56885
Detail View Of Dateplate At Top Chord


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Cache River at U.S. Highway 412, Walnut Ridge, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-25
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Significance: The Cache River Bridge was designed by the Arkansas State Highway Department and erected as part of a general improvement of the road connecting Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, and Paragould, Greene County. It was built, in 1934, by the Vincennes Bridge Company, historically one of the most important of the twentieth century bridge building companies. The structure, a representative Parker pony truss, is most renowned for its simple skew which allows the river to be spanned in a very economical fashion.

Subjects
Transportation
Bridge Construction
Metal Truss Bridges


Related Names
Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department
Vincennes Bridge Company
O'Reilly, Sean, Historian
Smith, Corinne, 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. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
5. DETAIL OF MOVABLE BEARING CONDITION, LOOKING EAST
6. DETAIL VIEW OF FIXED BEARING CONDITION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
7. DETAIL VIEW OF DATEPLATE AT TOP CHORD


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