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Zinc Swinging Bridge


Photo taken by Fredrick Garcia

BH Photo #112266



Swinging footbridge over Sugar Orchard Creek in the town of Zinc
Boone County, Arkansas
Built ca. 1927; collapsed June 2014
Wire suspension
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.28487, -92.91548   (decimal degrees)
36°17'06" N, 92°54'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/507590/4015548 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 06001286 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10232 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2014: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge collapsed, but may be rebuilt
  • April 4, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated GPS coordinates
  • February 5, 2007: Posted to the National Register


  • Fred Garcia
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com


Zinc Swinging Bridge
Posted July 11, 2008, by Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Visited and photographed this foot bridge on Monday, July 7, 2008. This historic bridge is in terrible condition due to all the recent rains and flooding. I walked back and forth across the bridge and probably shouldn't have. Very dangerous with the floor found quite rotten, boards gone, and in bad need of a complete overhaul! This bridge needs help NOW!!!

Zinc Swinging Bridge
Posted August 12, 2007, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Visited this bridge today, shot some b/w art photos. Chatted with some locals swimming in the creek. According to them, this bridge was built for a blind lady who lived on the hill (west side) to be able to cross the creek to get to the general store she operated about a block away (east) from the bridge. Next to this bridge is a low-water culvert-type bridge for vehicular traffic, and according to the locals, that is all there ever was there for vehicles. The current low water bridge is about 4 years old, replacing an older one that was washed away in high water.

Zinc Swinging Bridge
Posted March 3, 2007, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge at 6:00 pm on 2 March 2007. Charming little cable suspension bridge with slat boards and a center concrete & iron pier. The bridge appears fragile and distorted. The wooden step stringers attached to the concrete pier on the east bank are deformed and warped badly and would not seem to be able to take the weight of a person; but I climb up and crossed the bridge in both directions successfully.

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