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Junction Bridge

Junction Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 8, 2016

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Key Facts

Location
Little Rock: Pulaski County, Arkansas: United States
Structure Type
Metal 12 Panel Bolt-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Movable: Vertical Lift and Approach Spans: Metal 10 Panel Bolt-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1970 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2008
Main Span Length
360 Feet (110 Meters)
Structure Length
1,500 Feet (457 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

View a historical paper about the previous bridge at this location.

This bridge is a 1970 railroad truss bridge that includes a vertical lift span. The bridge was converted into a pedestrian bridge in 2008. To avoid having to operate the lift span for boats, some changes were made when the bridge was converted to a pedestrian bridge. For this bridge, the left span was fixed in the raised position, and stairways and elevators allow pedestrians to reach the deck of the lift span to proceed across.

 This bridge is a late example of a truss bridge and of a lift bridge, but it is a good example of bridge design and construction from this period. Typical of the period, fasteners installed in the shop during fabrication of built-up beams were rivets, while only bolts were used during field assembly.

At night, dynamic colored lighting can be seen on this bridge.

Bridge lengths given are approximate.

Above: Historical photo, likely dated ca. 1914, showing previous 1884 swing bridge at location.

Above: Historical photo, likely dated ca. 1914, showing previous 1884 swing bridge at location.

 

 

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
34.750830,-92.266390

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