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Gentry Bridge


Historic photo

This photo is labeled, "Placing new metal deck on bridge on State Highway 59 near Gentry."

Image provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100088


Lost through truss bridge on AR 59, near Gentry
Benton County, Arkansas
No longer exists
Replaced 1956
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.24167, -94.48667   (decimal degrees)
36°14'30" N, 94°29'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/366415/4011778 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 10214 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Arkansas (1,765)
Benton County, Arkansas (54)
Lost (28,544)
Lost 1956 (93)
Lost during 1950s (870)
Owned by state (16,564)
Pratt through truss (6,061)
Pratt truss (10,308)
Replaced by new bridge (19,416)
Structurally deficient (12,877)
Through truss (16,821)
Truss (35,508)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added GPS
  • April 17, 2006: Posted new photos



Gentry Bridge
Posted June 19, 2006, by clair h hutton (chhutton1 [at] verizon [dot] net)

We think this is the bridge that goes over Flint creek just

before the Sleepy Hollow store going north into Gentry from Siloam Springs. The crossroad (store on east side of road, and bed and breakfast on west) used to be called Dawn Hill Rd (may still be) and goes to the Adventist Academy going west, and to Hwy 12 and Springtown going East. Flint creek comes from the spring in Sprintown, about 5 miles from the bridge.

Hope this proves to be true and that it may help someone identify where the bridge is. It just has gaurd rails now and no top. Nice location.