Shiloh Road Bridge

Project Description

The Shiloh Road Bridge Project near Cedarville, Arkansas replaced the existing bridge over Little Webber Creek. The project consisted of demolishing the existing bridge and constructing a new bridge with cast-in-place concrete abutments, center support pier, and a two-span precast concrete bridge deck measuring 62 feet in overall length. The primary purpose of the project was to address traffic safety concerns. The existing bridge was too narrow for 2-lane traffic and consisted of an old railroad flat car that had been converted into a bridge and was insufficient to support heavy vehicular traffic loads. In addition to these safety issues, the bridge railing was not adequately designed to keep vehicular traffic within the roadway if struck during an accident. Hawkins-Weir Engineers provided funding assistance, project design, construction observation, and construction management services for the project. Project funding consisted of 50% grant funds as administered by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management’s Hazard Mitigation Program, and 50% local funds provided by Crawford County, Arkansas.