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Author Topic: US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28  (Read 2875 times)

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US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28
« on: August 26, 2016, 12:14:41 PM »

AHTD has announced the 1923 US 70 bridge over the Arkansas River will close permanently on September 28. Work will then begin on demolishing the bridge in anticipation of opening the new bridge within 6 moths.
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Re: US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 03:16:56 PM »

AHTD has announced the 1923 US 70 bridge over the Arkansas River will close permanently on September 28. Work will then begin on demolishing the bridge in anticipation of opening the new bridge within 6 moths.
I never had the occasion to use that bridge; always was on one of the Interstates (usually 30 or 430).  Does anyone have any pix of the structure? -- be nice to have these posted before it's gone for good!
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Re: US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 03:24:10 PM »

AHTD has announced the 1923 US 70 bridge over the Arkansas River will close permanently on September 28. Work will then begin on demolishing the bridge in anticipation of opening the new bridge within 6 moths.
I never had the occasion to use that bridge; always was on one of the Interstates (usually 30 or 430).  Does anyone have any pix of the structure? -- be nice to have these posted before it's gone for good!

http://bridgehunter.com/ar/pulaski/broadway/
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Re: US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 09:50:19 PM »

Man, that's an old bridge!  Looks like the center steel arch was an "aftermarket" replacement for a couple of the original mid-river arches (possibly to widen the navigable channel!).  Now that I've seen the old one, does anyone have access to any preliminary plans/drawings of the replacement (for comparison)?
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Re: US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 09:59:52 PM »

Man, that's an old bridge!  Looks like the center steel arch was an "aftermarket" replacement for a couple of the original mid-river arches (possibly to widen the navigable channel!).
per the link: History
    Completed March 1923 as a five-span open-spandrel arch bridge. Two spans replaced with a single steel through arch span in 1974.
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Re: US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2016, 02:03:38 PM »

I have driven across it once. I had no idea it was that old!
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Re: US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 01:44:02 PM »

Bumping the thread to highlight a recent photo of the demolition by Kirk Jordan:



Kirk is not a member of this forum so I took the liberty of "liberating" this from his Facebook feed.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210635225534843&set=a.1163926096349.2025810.1173754763&type=3&theater
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Re: US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2016, 12:07:22 PM »

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Re: US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2016, 12:47:17 PM »

They're trying to blow the thing up but the bridge refuses to give way. :)
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Re: US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2016, 08:22:44 PM »

They're trying to blow the thing up but the bridge refuses to give way. :)
They built it too well ;)
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Re: US 70 Broadway Bridge to Close September 28
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 10:52:53 PM »

New bridge opened at 9:30 pm 3-1-17
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