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Location DB > United States > Arkansas > Little Rock > Junction Bridge
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Junction Bridge
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created by CaptOrbit on 2/18/2009 12:12 AM
last modified by CaptOrbit on 2/18/2009 3:21 AM
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Type: Outdoors
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
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Little Rock, Arkansas
United States
Owner: City of Little Rock
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1899
    Closed: 1984
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    From http://www.arkansas.com

    Spans the Arkansas River between Little Rock’s Riverfest Amphitheater in the River Market District and Alltel Arena in North Little Rock; provides views from atop the 360-foot lift span, 40 feet above the river. The 17-foot-wide structure is the fifth component of the Six Bridges Plan and includes elevators, benches and trash cans. It was constructed originally in 1899 by the Choctaw and Memphis Railroad and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad. It carried trains across the Arkansas River until 1984 when its active railroad use ended.
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    From http://co.pulaski....nctionbridge.shtml

    Awards!

    The Junction Bridge Pedestrian Conversion Project was awarded the 08 Best Transportation Project

    The Junction Bridge Pedestrian Conversion Project was awarded the 08 Merit for Public Design


    Background and Project Description
    Constructed originally in 1884 by the Choctaw and Memphis Railroad, and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad, the Junction Bridge carried trains across the Arkansas River until 1984 when its active railroad use ended.

    The Junction Bridge Project will adapt the Junction Railroad Bridge for pedestrian and bicycle use, linking both sides of the Arkansas River. As an integral part of the Six Bridges Plan and riverfront development in both cities, it will parallel the Rock Island Railroad Bridge being developed as a pedestrian way by the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library Foundation.

    Ownership of the Junction Bridge transferred to the City of Little Rock as a part of its transaction with the Union Pacific Railroad to acquire railroad right of way in the River Market area. In 2001, the Cities of Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County requested grant funds from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department / Federal Department of Transportation to adapt the Junction Railroad Bridge from railroad use to pedestrian and bicycle use.

    In 2002, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department approved grant funds to the three governmental entities totaling approximately $1 million for use in constructing improvements to the bridge. The Cities of Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski County have committed an additional $200,000. McClelland Engineering conducted the engineering studies required for the AHTD application and funding. The engineering assignment included a structural analysis and an underwater inspection of the bridge. The AHTD grant also became the stimulus for an extensive planning process involving citizens from both sides of the Arkansas River.
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    Wed, Feb 18th, 2009
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  • on Oct 5 09 at 16:32, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Feb 21 09 at 5:37, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Feb 18 09 at 7:03, CaptOrbit updated gallery picture SANY0083.JPG
  • on Feb 18 09 at 3:21, CaptOrbit changed the following: Recommendation
  • on Feb 18 09 at 3:17, SaraBellum changed the following: City
  • on Feb 18 09 at 1:52, CaptOrbit made this location available
  • on Feb 18 09 at 1:51, CaptOrbit changed the following: Security Measures
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  • on Feb 18 09 at 1:44, CaptOrbit updated gallery picture SANY0083.JPG
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