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I-40 New White River Bridge
« on: April 18, 2021, 10:29:59 PM »

West Bound Traffic is now using the new span.
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Re: I-40 New White River Bridge
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 10:32:09 PM »

That's really cool to hear (that area has had construction for years)! Is the bridge striped for 3 lanes, or is it still just 2? I know it's built for 3x3, but just curious.
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Re: I-40 New White River Bridge
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 10:39:35 PM »

That's really cool to hear (that area has had construction for years)! Is the bridge striped for 3 lanes, or is it still just 2? I know it's built for 3x3, but just curious.

It was built for 3 lane traffic each way but will be stripped for 2.

It is curved across the river, should make for interesting watching during icy weather. They better have a traffic cam as I have the popcorn.
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Re: I-40 New White River Bridge
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2021, 12:39:48 PM »

It was built for 3 lane traffic each way but will be stripped for 2.


As long as they are only running 2 lanes for each carriageway, I too would consider it "stripped." :-D

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Re: I-40 New White River Bridge
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2021, 01:21:15 PM »

Where is Interstate 40's White River Bridge? Around what milepost is it located? I want to look it up on Google Maps and see it for myself via Street View.
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Re: I-40 New White River Bridge
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2021, 01:40:31 PM »

Where is Interstate 40's White River Bridge? Around what milepost is it located? I want to look it up on Google Maps and see it for myself via Street View.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.8395279,-91.4584379,1342m/data=!3m1!1e3!5m1!1e1
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Re: I-40 New White River Bridge
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2021, 10:26:30 PM »

It was built for 3 lane traffic each way but will be stripped for 2.


As long as they are only running 2 lanes for each carriageway, I too would consider it "stripped." :-D

It's good that ArDOT is thinking forward on the White River Bridge replacement, as it would be a central component to adding a lane in each direction between Memphis and Little Rock. From a technical and cost perspective, the White River Bridge is one of largest pieces of that puzzle. So getting that done will make the overall widening along the corridor a lot easier.
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Re: I-40 New White River Bridge
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2021, 03:18:25 PM »

It was built for 3 lane traffic each way but will be stripped for 2.


As long as they are only running 2 lanes for each carriageway, I too would consider it "stripped." :-D

It's good that ArDOT is thinking forward on the White River Bridge replacement, as it would be a central component to adding a lane in each direction between Memphis and Little Rock. From a technical and cost perspective, the White River Bridge is one of largest pieces of that puzzle. So getting that done will make the overall widening along the corridor a lot easier.

Not always shortsighted, but still much more frequently so than we'd prefer...
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Re: I-40 New White River Bridge
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2021, 03:34:31 PM »

As I understand it, the did the same thing on the I-30 Red River Bridge. Both were about the same age and have a similar traffic volume.
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Re: I-40 New White River Bridge
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2021, 04:50:45 PM »

Why was the I-30 bridge not built with future expansion similar to I-40?
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Re: I-40 New White River Bridge
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2021, 10:53:27 PM »

Didn't ArDOT redeck the old bridge about 7 years ago? I seem to recall taking US70 thru DeValls Bluff to avoid the traffic jams.
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Re: I-40 New White River Bridge
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2021, 01:01:53 AM »

Didn't ArDOT redeck the old bridge about 7 years ago? I seem to recall taking US70 thru DeValls Bluff to avoid the traffic jams.
They were working on that 9 years ago. I hit a full stop at Brinkley on a Sunday afternoon ... 14 miles away.
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