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Norfork Lake Bridge


Photo taken in July 2013


BH Photo #259041


Street View 


Girder bridge over Norfork Lake on US 412 & US 62
Baxter County, Arkansas
Open to traffic
Built 1982
Length of largest span: 254.9 ft.
Total length: 3,460.1 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.37000, -92.24167   (decimal degrees)
36°22'12" N, 92°14'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/568026/4025255 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norfork Dam North
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 5770 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 57013 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67.9 (out of 100)
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Arkansas (1,689)
Baxter County, Arkansas (18)
Built 1982 (56)
Built during 1980s (573)
Continuous (2,010)
Girder (8,361)
Have street view (23,187)
Lake Norfork (3)
Modern (1,823)
Open (37,306)
Owned by state (14,096)
Span length 250-500 feet (1,120)
Total length over 2500 feet (846)
US 412 (15)
US 62 (71)

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 6, 2013: Updated by M. D. Caillet: Added categories "US 62", "US 412", "Lake Norfolk"

Related Bridges 


Norfork Lake Bridge
Posted September 4, 2013, by Kat Robinson (kat [at] tiedyetravels [dot] com)

Just the ferry.

Norfork Lake Bridge
Posted September 2, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Was there a third bridge here between '42 and '82 or just the ferry?

Norfork Lake Bridge
Posted September 2, 2013, by Kat Robinson (kat [at] tiedyetravels [dot] com)

Until 1984, a ferry ran from Panther Bay to Henderson over Lake Norfork. Here's a historic postcard:


Now, there was a ferry that operated across the Norfork River in this general area until 1934, when a span was built across it. However, by 1943 the area was inundated from the waters filling Norfork Lake, rendering the span not only useless but submerged. Today THAT bridge lies 80 feet below the surface.

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas has an image of the old bridge as the lake inundated...


Norfork Lake Bridge
Posted July 8, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not trying to troll here, but other then length, does this bridge have any particular significance?