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Shirley Bridge

   


Shirley Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 13, 2016
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
River Road (CR-125) Over Middle Fork Little Red River
Location
Rural: Van Buren County, Arkansas
Structure Type
Metal 6 Panel Multiple-Type-Connected Baltimore Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1908 By Builder/Contractor: Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1978
Main Span Length
153.8 Feet (46.9 Meters)
Structure Length
339.8 Feet (103.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
8.2 Feet (2.5 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
20045

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This former railroad bridge has an unusual combination of pinned and riveted connections. The southern approach spans are of interest because the original deck plate girder span appears to have collapsed long ago perhaps due to a crumbling concrete pier, and the girder remains in the river, visible when water levels are low enough! A steel bent was built on the remains of the concrete pier, and new steel spans were added.

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