Antoine River Railroad Bridge
Antoine River Railroad Bridge #1
Photo looking east, upstream
Photo taken by J Randall Houp, February 7, 2009
Written by J Randall Houp
Beautiful bridge in a beautiful location. It is located between the ghost-towns of Graysonia and Shawmut. Not the original pass through truss bridge at this location that was built in 1906. This section of railroad running north out of Antoine, Arkansas was originally called the Gurdon & Fort Smith Railroad. It was a famous short line railroad that started service primarily to haul lumber and to service numerous lumber mills along its line. It also hauled passengers,various farms products, and cinnabar among several other things.
- Deck plate girder bridge over Antoine River on railroad
- Clark County, Arkansas, and Pike County, Arkansas
- Closed to all traffic
- Deck plate girder
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +34.13934, -93.45403 (decimal degrees)
34°08'22" N, 93°27'15" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/458139/3777699 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Chalybeate Mountain West
- Inventory number
- BH 51403 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 17, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
- February 24, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
- February 23, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp