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Baring Cross Bridge

Baring Cross Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 8, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Union Pacific) Over Arkansas River
Location
Little Rock: Pulaski County, Arkansas: United States
Structure Type
Metal 12 Panel Multiple-Type-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Movable: Vertical Lift (Tower Drive) and Approach Spans: Metal 7 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1929 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1971
Main Span Length
340 Feet (103.6 Meters)
Structure Length
1,100 Feet (335.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

The location of the first bridge over the Arkansas River, this railroad bridge has a long history, and today only the approach spans date to 1929. Historical photos of previous bridges at this location are shown below. 

The bridge seen today was built following a flood in 1927, and it was altered significantly in 1971 when the original movable span was replaced with the vertical lift span seen today. Thus, the 1929 construction date listed here in reality only refers to the approach spans of this bridge. The approach spans retain good historic integrity, and are typical rivet-connected railroad through truss spans. Both the 1929 bridge and the 1971 lift span were built by the American Bridge Company.

Bridge lengths given are approximate.

More information is available at this website.

Above: Historical photo of the first Baring Cross Bridge, built in 1873. In 1877, the bridge was modified to add a highway deck to the top of the trusses, making it a double-deck bridge.

Above: 1894 photo showing the second bridge at this location. This bridge dated to 1886.

Above: 1927 photo showing the bridge after a major flood, which prompted construction of a new bridge.

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