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A&O - Butler Creek Trestle

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #100173

Map 

Description 

This bridge was built and owned by the Missouri and North Arkansas Railway. The tracks and likely the decking with, were removed in 1962, a year after trains stopped running.

Facts 

Overview
Lost wooden railroad trestle over Butler Creek at Beaver
Location
Beaver, Carroll County, Arkansas
Status
Deck removed, but most wooden piles remain
Railroads
- Arkansas & Ozarks Railway (A&O)
- Missouri & North Arkansas Railway (M&NA)
Design
Timber stringer
Also called
M&NA - Butler Creek Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.47185, -93.77533   (decimal degrees)
36°28'19" N, 93°46'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/430539/4036565 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beaver
Inventory number
BH 10239 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • December 26, 2010: Updated by Brian Parkinson: Description added, Categories updated

Sources 

  • Brian Parkinson - railstoruin [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

M&NA Butler Creek Trestle
Posted February 4, 2014, by Bob Franklin (farco36 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Decking was still in place in 1998, but the east approach had collapsed. This is the bridge that a locomotive and berry car fell into the creek May 15th,1956, when the east approach collapsed under the weight of the locomotive. The bridge number was 73.2.

Butler Creek Trestle
Posted June 16, 2012, by Eric Kinkhorst (e [dot] kinkhorst [at] centurytel [dot] net)

You can see this trestle from hwy 187 through the trees.