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Bono Bridge


Photo taken by Charles Hooten in January 2010


BH Photo #153019


Lost wooden bridge over the BNSF Railroad on CR 352 in Bono
Bono, Craighead County, Arkansas
Removed but not replaced
Built ca. 1900; demolished in surprise fashion by BNSF on March 17, 2011
Timber stringer
Length of largest span: 26.9 ft.
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.88694, -90.78111   (decimal degrees)
35°53'13" N, 90°46'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/700284/3973683 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 11758 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10300 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2011: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been demolished
  • January 22, 2010: New photos from bradley widding


  • bradley widding - widding [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com


Bono Bridge
Posted August 25, 2016, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

AHTD and BNSF have announced plans to build a new bridge to be completed in 2017

Bono Bridge
Posted March 17, 2011, by CLP (c_parish [at] yaoo [dot] com)
Bono Bridge
Posted July 31, 2010, by Randy Baugh (rsbaugh [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Just thought I would post a couple of photos I have of the Bono Bridge.

Bono Bridge
Posted July 10, 2010, by Claudia Cathcart Shannon (shannondesign [at] suddenlink [dot] net)

I am searching for historic records of the bridge and historic photos because a community group that is trying to save the bridge may need to take the route of putting the brige on the National Historic Register at some point. If anyone out there has more information about the building of the bridge, please respond to me. Thank you for your help.

Bono Bridge
Posted March 9, 2010, by japp (wjg [at] ya [dot] net)

is haunted looks as if train is about to hit you before it goes under the bridge Credit to: http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/arkansas.htm

Bono Bridge
Posted December 2, 2009, by Matt (cmatthollis [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is currently closed for repairs after a vehicle accident. The BNSF, which owns the bridge, says it will repair it and have it open within a month or so. Although the wooden structure will remain virtually the same, plans are in the work to build a concrete structure somewhere near the current bridge. (www.kait8.com)


Bono Bridge
Posted July 11, 2008, by Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Visited this all wood wonder on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. This bridge is in terrible condition! Floor especially needs to be replaced; found several large holes in it and the railing is also bad. Makes alot of noise when you drive across it, even when you walk across! Bridge easily photographed from all directions and underneath. This bridge is definitely unique; no steel in this relic at all except for the few nut-n-bolts holding it together and some old iron cable on the railings. Bridge suppose to be maintained by railroad.