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North Boat Ditch Bridge



Photo taken July 2002 by Wayne Kizziar

BH Photo #100237



Through truss bridge over North Boat Ditch on CR 8
Clark County, Arkansas
Open to one-lane traffic
Built ca. 1928
Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss with wooden deck
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 189.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.99453, -93.13518   (decimal degrees)
33°59'40" N, 93°08'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/487515/3761557 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 11039 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10263 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 27.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 26, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "A-frame portal"
  • October 16, 2011: New photos from Lisa Hyde
  • February 13, 2009: New photo from Wayne Kizziar



North Boat Ditch Bridge
Posted October 16, 2011, by Lisa Hyde (lcsouthall [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I visited this bridge on 10-15-2011. It is in really poor condition. I had hoped to cross it to reach the South Boat Ditch Bridge and started to cross it and thought better of it. The main span is lower on the north end and new boards have been placed to make up for the drop off. Two trucks crossed while I was there and the drop was still very pronounced so I didn't cross it in my car. Many of the cross-deck boards are severely deteriorated as well as the outside edge boards. I got the feeling that if you drove off the running boards, you would likely drop a tire through.

North Boat Ditch Bridge
Posted April 19, 2007, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not-Fred's perspectives are showing improvement.

North Boat Ditch Bridge
Posted March 13, 2007, by Not-Fred

Posted by Not-Fred

North Boat Ditch Bridge
Posted March 1, 2007, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge at 3:00 pm on 19 November 2006. Guardrail on the north end (left side) is bent away. Profile photo was not easily obtainable due to overgrowth. Water was sluggish to stagnant.

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