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Little Antoine Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken August 2002 and provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100218

Map 

Description 

Warren pony truss bridge has been removed and replaced by Clark County. Location and length are approx the same.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Little Antoine Creek on CR 246
Location
Clark County, Arkansas
Status
Demolished and replaced
History
Built ca. 1930; rehabilitated 1974; replaced 2009
Builder
- Clark County
Design
Warren pony truss (original bridge replaced)
I-beams, concrete slab, standard highway department guardrails.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 61.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.22219, -93.47253   (decimal degrees)
34°13'20" N, 93°28'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/456476/3786893 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chalybeate Mountain West
Inventory numbers
AHTD 11109 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10258 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2010: Updated by Fredrick Garcia: Bridge has been replaced
  • February 2, 2008: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • February 20, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

Comments 

Little Antoine Creek Bridge
Posted February 14, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

An inexcusable waste of taxpayers dollars!

Little Antoine Creek Bridge
Posted February 14, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

An inexcusable waste of taxpayers dollars!

Little Antoine Creek Bridge
Posted February 13, 2012, by J. Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I visited this bridge the first time and it looked as it is shown in the earlier photographs. A short time later I again visited this bridge and found it had been severely damaged from a flood and was closed. On a third visit a short time later, the bridge had been completely restored with ALL new lumber. What is funny is the fact that within a few months after a full restoration, I found the bridge in a heep and all bent up and bulldozed off the side of the road. Poof! There it was; a CEMENT UGLY. What a waste of tax-payers money and a waste of time. This bridge was small enough to have been put in a park somewhere.

Little Antoine Creek Bridge
Posted August 17, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I guess the Armco railings in pic #4 must signal the end of the county bridge fund for the current fiscal year!

Oh........and here....I haven't given out one of these for a while!...................

Little Antoine Creek Bridge
Posted August 17, 2010, by bradley widding (widding [at] gmail [dot] com)

i might just go photograph it so i can have a picture of the ugliest bridge in arkansas.

Little Antoine Creek Bridge
Posted August 13, 2010, by Matthew Lohry

Hmm, wonder where they salvaged this wreck from?!? Nobody even bothered to clean it up and repaint it, but it wouldn't have improved the looks of this ugly thing anyway!! The Armco rails don't even make it to the end of one side of the bridge (4th "new bridge" photo down)! Plus, the replacement is just as narrow as the truss bridge was, which makes replacement make even less sense yet! Another perfect waste of taxpayer dollars.

Little Antoine Creek Bridge
Posted August 13, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It looks like some used, beat up 1980s stringer they dragged in. They should have just rehabbed the truss.

Little Antoine Creek Bridge
Posted August 13, 2010, by David A. Shaw (scpry1 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is an improvement?? The old truss looked safer!

Little Antoine Creek Bridge
Posted August 12, 2010, by Fredrick Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

I visited this bridge on 8 Aug. '10 and found that the Warren truss pony that was here (I last photographed it in Dec. '07) has been replaced. Work appears to have been done by the county; most likely last year '09. The photos attached to this comment are the replacement (concrete slab on steel I-beams). Will include more information as it becomes available from state & county.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.