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The Plan and Elevation Diagram shows the entire 13,759-foot (4194m) system of bridges and approaches. Click to see bridgeplan.pdf (250k)

Bridge Plans
The diagram on this page was produced by designers of the bridge and is included in a book of plans being used by the contractor during construction.

  • Pages in the original document are 11x17 inches. This page size is reproduced in the .pdf document.
  • Measurements are given in metric, in accordance with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) standards at the time of design. (1 meter = 3.28 feet)
The cable-stayed bridge is located between piers 36 and 39. Click to see bridgeplan.pdf (250k).

Orientation: The Plan and Elevation diagram provides an overview of the Greenville Bridge project. The diagram shows the entire 13,759-foot (4194.96m) system of structures including the bridge and its east and west approaches. The structures will be supported by 89 piers, which are individually numbered.

This diagram, as well as Phase 1 of the construction project, deals only with activity between piers 36 and 39: construction of the actual cable-stayed bridge. The bridge approaches will be built in future construction phases.

  • Piers 1-35 support the bridge approach on the Arkansas side
  • Pier 36 is the western anchor pier for the cable-stayed bridge
  • Pier 37 provides a foundation for the west bridge tower
  • Pier 38 provides a foundation for the east bridge tower
  • Pier 39 is the eastern anchor pier for the cable-stayed bridge
  • Piers 40-89 support the bridge approach on the Mississippi side.