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Big Creek Ditch AR 226 Bridge


Side view

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100322


Street View 


This bridge and the Cache River brudge have reportedly been given to the City of Jonesboro as pedestrian bridges


Pony truss bridge over Big Creek Ditch (Bayou Deview) on AR 226
Craighead County, Arkansas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1928 by Bunnell & Mack of Paragould; Replaced 2014
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 191.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.79307, -90.83925   (decimal degrees)
35°47'35" N, 90°50'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/695265/3963151 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
AHTD M2407 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10298 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 30, 2016: Updated by David Backlin: Updated status to replaced
  • March 4, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 23, 2008: Updated history
  • February 19, 2005: Posted new photos



Big Creek Ditch AR 226 Bridge
Posted July 11, 2008, by Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] comV)

Visited and photographed this bridge on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Bridge in really good shape, but scheduled to be moved to a new home in 2010. The new interstate is being built west of Jonesboro and Arkansas 226 is to be widened. Several newspaper accounts of this bridge and its sister bridge to the west on Arkansas 226 have appeared in several Arkansas newspapers; (Little Rock, Ft. Smith, Jonesboro, etc...). Glad to see these hisitoric bridges to be saved and continued to be used. Bridge quite eay to photograph and find. Road frequently travelled.