Ouachita River Bridge (Arkadelphia, Arkansas)

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Arkansas 7/51 Bridge
Highway 7 and Highway 51 bridge in Arkadelphia, AR 003.jpg
Ouachita River Bridge (Arkadelphia, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Ouachita River Bridge (Arkadelphia, Arkansas)
Ouachita River Bridge (Arkadelphia, Arkansas) is located in the United States
Ouachita River Bridge (Arkadelphia, Arkansas)
LocationAR 7/51, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Coordinates34°7′23″N 93°2′47″W / 34.12306°N 93.04639°W / 34.12306; -93.04639Coordinates: 34°7′23″N 93°2′47″W / 34.12306°N 93.04639°W / 34.12306; -93.04639
Arealess than one acre
Built1933 (1933)
Built byLuten Bridge Co.
Architectural styleParker truss
MPSArkansas Highway History and Architecture MPS
NRHP reference #05001591[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 1, 2006

The Ouachita River Bridge is a steel Parker through truss bridge carrying Arkansas Highway 7 and Arkansas Highway 51 across the Ouachita River at Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The trusses of the bridge were manufactured in 1933 by the Luten Bridge Company, and were first used to carry Highways 7 and US 67 over the Caddo River. That bridge was disassembled in the 1950s, and the trusses were stored until used to build this bridge in 1960. The main trusses span 202 feet (62 m), while the approaches combined measure 301 feet (92 m), giving the bridge a total length of 503 feet (153 m). The deck is concrete laid on steel girders and is 24 feet (7.3 m) wide. It is one of two crossings of the Ouachita River in Clark County.[2]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1] It is scheduled to be replaced in late 2018.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Highway 7/51 Bridge" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
  3. ^ "Ouachita River Str. & Apprs. (Arkadelphia)". IDriveArkansas. Little Rock: Arkansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2018.