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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1941 Haggard Ford
Harrison vicinity, Arkansas, USA (Bear Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:199
O'Donnell ID:378
Coordinates:N 36.3458 W 93.1305
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:WPA, Jess Chaney
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:160f
Notes
  • Located about eight miles north of Harrison. According to plaque at bridge, restored 1977.
  • I was originally unsure if this was built as a vehicular bridge because it looks barely wide enough to have accomodated one lane of traffic, but after visiting the bridge, it definitely appears to be wide enough to accomodate one narrow lane of traffic and it appears the road was previously aligned to carry traffic over the bridge. Gene McCluney writes: "I visited this bridge [in the Summer of 2007] and talked to an adjacent landowner a couple weeks ago. It seems this bridge was closed in 1962 due to instability in one of the piers, and the crossing reverted to a ford or low water crossing until about four years ago when the new vehicular bridge was built. So, there was a suspension bridge in-use there for 20 years, then 40 years of "low water" type crossing, then just recently a new vehicle bridge."
  • See www.bridgehunter.com: Historic Bridges of the United States - Haggard's Ford Swinging Bridge - Boone County, Arkansas.
Photo by David Denenberg

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