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CVYR - Antoine River Bridge

Photos 

Antoine River Railroad Bridge #1

Photo looking east, upstream

Photo taken by J Randall Houp, February 7, 2009

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BH Photo #225877

Map 

Essay 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Antoine River on railroad
Location
Clark County, Arkansas, and Pike County, Arkansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
Railroads
- Caddo Valley Railroad (CVYR)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
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)
Quadrangle map:
Chalybeate Mountain West
Inventory number
BH 51403 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp