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CVYR - Pike City Junction Trestle

Photos 

View Looking South

Trestle is about quarter mile from locomotive shed. Note Hunting club sign on fence

Photo taken by Fredrick Garcia in August 2010

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BH Photo #173057

Map 

Description 

Bridge has walkway with cable handrail on west side. Hunting club sign "Property leased to T&C Hunting Club"

Brief history: 

Written by J Randall Houp

Original trestle contructed at this location in 1896 by the Southwestern Arkansas & Indian Territory Railroad. From this point it traveled west, across the Antoine River and ended up at Pike City, in eastern Pike County, Arkansas.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Little Antoine Creek on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Location
Antoine, Clark County, Arkansas
Status
Abandoned
Railroads
- Caddo Valley Railroad (CVYR)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Standard timber trestle
Dimensions
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Also called
MoPac - Pike City Junction Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.03466, -93.40812   (decimal degrees)
34°02'05" N, 93°24'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/462326/3766074 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Antoine
Inventory number
BH 45931 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 11, 2012: New photos from J Randall Houp
  • February 27, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp
  • April 11, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added railroad name, stream name
  • August 19, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Added USGS
  • August 18, 2010: Added by Fredrick Garcia

Sources 

  • Fred Garcia
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • J. Randall Houp