Photo taken by Duane Kepford
BH Photo #100164
I first visited the town of Beaver in 1978. These are from a few trips out there over the next couple of years.
Attached are two pictures that are of the old original bridges at Beaver Arkansas
Here is a current photo of the bridge taken 04/07/14.
This is The Missouri & North Arkansas Railway's Bridge number 73.8 over the White River at Beaver, AR. The Bridge was numbered by its mileage from the railroad's western terminus at Joplin, MO. The tracks here, and all the others on the M&NA were finally abandoned in 1961, with the rails being pulled the following year. Beaver had a depot and an 18 car siding. Attached is a photograph taken from the locomotive of an eastbound train about to cross the bridge. The photograph appears to have been taken near the demise of the railroad. Hope this helps!
The Beaver Railroad bridge (derelict) currently has water right up to the deck level. Lots of debris has collected against the bridge. This photo was taken on July 5, 2008