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Big Creek Ditch AR 226 Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100322

Map 

Street View 

Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Big Creek Ditch (Bayou Deview) on AR 226
Location
Craighead County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1928 by Bunnell & Mack of Paragould; Replaced 2014
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Dimensions
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:
Herman
Inventory numbers
AHTD M2407 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10298 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2012)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 4.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
5,000

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

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Comments 

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.