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Kings River CR 306 Bridge


Kings River Bridge

Photo looking south.

Photo taken by J. Randall Houp, 1984


BH Photo #226300


Brief history 

Written by J. Randall Houp

Carroll County Court records show that this bridge was built and completed in 1916 by the Reeves Construction Company. Also the Berryville newspaper dated November 1916 also confirms the date of completion. This bridge along with the Osage Creek Bridge to the east was at that time the major thoroughfare that ran from Eureka Springs to Berryville. Complete history to be written along with additional photographs.


Lost three-span through truss bridge over Kings River on CR 306
Carroll County, Arkansas
Demolished and never replaced
Built 1916
- Reeves Construction Co.
Through truss
Length of largest span: 174.8 ft.
Total length: 480.8 ft.
Deck width: 9.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.38945, -93.65858   (decimal degrees)
36°23'22" N, 93°39'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/440936/4027347 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eureka Springs
Inventory numbers
AHTD 10937 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10241 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2012: Essay added by J. Randall Houp


  • J. Randall Houp


Kings River CR 306 Bridge
Posted September 23, 2008, by Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [dot] com)

This bridge was built in 1916 by the Reeves Construction Company of Green Forest, Arkansas. More history to follow on this bridge plus several old photographs. Please contact me with any further data or old photographs on this old beauty. A written history to be done asap.

Kings River CR 306 Bridge
Posted July 11, 2008, by Randall Houpg (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] comSearching)

Searching for a photograph of this old bridge. My great-grandfather, Isaac Granville Houp, used to live in Kings River Township, in Carroll County, Arkansas. Would like to hear from anyone with old stories about this bridge or with historical data. When was this bridge torn down and where did it go? Did it go to bridge heaven, thrown into the Kings River, or sold for scrap???