Hoxie Sub, Pocahontas, AR Bridge

Discussion in 'Bridges' started by mountaincreekar, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Pocahontas-Arkansas-Frisco-Railway-swing-bridge-Black-River

    The swing bridge allowed the steamboats to still operate,
    but not for long (a decade or two).
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    Those upriver freight steamboats were from about 22' to 34' wide
    and 90" to 136' in length. Fully loaded their draft was ~ 18".
    If stuck up river and a serious drought happened, they just stayed,
    grew potatoes, hunted and gardened for their food.
    When a new season was wet again, then they had a full load
    of potatoes for their revenue. :) If they pickup some passengers,
    if to many, those had to sleep on the roof.
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    read more ....
    http://bridgehunter.com/ar/randolph/pocahontas-rr/
    Frisco-Pocahontas-Bridge-AR-Frisco-old-postcard-with-steamboat-.jpg
    usgs map;
    Quadrangle map:
    Pocahontas
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