Black River Bridge (Pocahontas, Arkansas)

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Black River Bridge
Black River Bridge, Spanning Black River at U.S. Highway 67, Pocahontas (Randolph County, Arkansas).jpg
1988 HABS/HAER photo of the old bridge
Black River Bridge (Pocahontas, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Black River Bridge (Pocahontas, Arkansas)
Black River Bridge (Pocahontas, Arkansas) is located in the US
Black River Bridge (Pocahontas, Arkansas)
Location US 67, over the Black River, Pocahontas, Arkansas
Coordinates 36°15′16″N 90°58′15″W / 36.25444°N 90.97083°W / 36.25444; -90.97083Coordinates: 36°15′16″N 90°58′15″W / 36.25444°N 90.97083°W / 36.25444; -90.97083
Area less than one acre
Built 1934 (1934)
Built by Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co.; Arkansas Highway & Transportation
Architectural style Warren swing through-truss
MPS Historic Bridges of Arkansas MPS
NRHP reference # 90000522[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 9, 1990
Removed from NRHP January 26, 2018

The Black River Bridge carries U.S. Route 67 (US 67) across the Black River in Pocahontas, Arkansas. The bridge is a twin span, each carrying two lanes of traffic. The northern bridge was a historic structure, built in 1934 by the Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2016 demolition began on the northern bridge. This bridge consisted of two Parker trusses, one on either side of a Warren swing span, and trestled approaches, giving it a total length of 1,255 feet (383 m). It was one of three surviving swing bridges in the state. The southern bridge is a modern steel girder structure, built in 1986, whose construction rendered the swing section inoperative.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Black River Bridge" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-12-31.

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