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North Fork Bridge, Spans North Fork of White River at State Highway 5, Norfork, Baxter County, AR

North Fork Bridge, Spans North Fork of White River at State Highway 5, Norfork, Baxter County, AR

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Designed by the Arkansas State Highway Department as a result of the unexpected cost involved in the erection of a proposed concrete deck arch bridge, the North Fork bridge was an early example of the modern steel deck truss bridge. Its historical context, where economy prevailed over the more architectural concrete design, and the curiosity of its design, where the deck truss narrows at each end span, contribute to its significance as a representative steel deck truss.
Survey number: HAER AR-10
Building/structure dates: 1937 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Arkansas State Highway Department
Vincennes Steel Corporation
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Location

Norfork Lake Estates36.19643, -92.25643
Google Map of 36.1964331, -92.2564316
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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