Central Avenue Bridge

Address: AR 69 over Polk Bayou, Batesville, Arkansas. County/parish: Independence.

NRIS 09001248

Added to the National Register of Historic Places January 21, 2010.

Part of Historic Bridges of Arkansas MPS (NRIS 64500021).

Also known as:

  • AR 69 Bridge
  • Bridge #M1275
  • Polk Bayou Bridge
  • Site #IN0260

From Wikipedia:

Central Avenue Bridge (Batesville, Arkansas)

The Central Avenue Bridge is a historic bridge in Batesville, Arkansas. It carries AR 69B and Central Avenue across Poke Bayou on the city's west side. It is an open spandrel concrete structure, with five spans having a total length of 397 feet (121 m). The longest single span is 80 feet (24 m). The bridge was built in 1930 by the Luten Bridge Company, and features that company's signature rings in the spandrels, which provide additional strength with a minimal use of additional material.

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

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Architects:

  • Luten Bridge Co.

Architectural styles:

  • Other

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/09001248

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