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Cache River AR 226 Bridge


Oblique view

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100326

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Cache River on AR 226
Craighead County, Arkansas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1931, Replaced 2011
Riveted, 8-panel Parker pony truss
Length of largest span: 69.8 ft.
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.79579, -90.98315   (decimal degrees)
35°47'45" N, 90°58'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/682253/3963175 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
AHTD M2403 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.7 (out of 100)
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8-panel truss (507)
Arkansas (1,764)
Built 1931 (976)
Built during 1930s (12,163)
Craighead County, Arkansas (15)
Have street view (28,872)
Lost (28,364)
Lost 2011 (516)
Lost during 2010s (3,598)
NR-eligible (4,106)
Owned by state (16,547)
Parker pony truss (394)
Parker truss (1,798)
Pony truss (17,004)
Replaced by new bridge (19,289)
Riveted (2,503)
Skewed (5,012)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,414)
Structurally deficient (12,896)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,471)
Truss (35,365)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2016: Updated by David Backlin: Updated status to replaced
  • June 30, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Closed to traffic
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • August 23, 2008: Updated history
  • February 19, 2005: Posted new photos



Cache River AR 226 Bridge 6-1-2012 Now Closed .
Posted June 30, 2012, by Ervin Hoffmeister (ervinhoff3 [at] suddenlink [dot] net)

The new section of AR HW 226 over the Cach River Is open.

The old Brige is now CLOSED To all trafic.

Cache River AR 226 Bridge
Posted July 11, 2008, by Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Visited this bridge on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Bridge found to be in good condition. This bridge, along with the one to the east on Arkansas 226 are scheduled to be replaced by 2010 to make way for a new wider highway due to the building of a new interstate being contructed west of Jonesboro. Both bridges according to various newspaper accounts are suppose to find new homes. Newspapers state that this bridge is the only CAMELBACK PONY left in the state.

Cache River AR 226 Bridge
Posted June 2, 2008, by Matthew Grant (mhg96 [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

State looking to give away 2 bridges in Craighead County

Associated Press - June 2, 2008 10:34 AM ET

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - State highway officials want to give away a pair of historic bridges in Craighead County to make room for replacements.

The state highway department says that because the two bridges are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, they can't just be torn down. The two bridges - Cache River Bridge and Bayou DeView Bridge, both along Arkansas 226 - are scheduled to be replaced.

So the department hopes to find someone to take over the title of 1 or both of the bridges and promise to maintain and preserve the historic integrity of the structures.

The Cache River Bridge, located west of Cash, is a Camelback Pony Truss, the only 1 of its kind remaining in the state, the state highway department said. It consists of 1 70-foot truss span and has an overall length of 180 feet, with a 25-foot wide deck.

The Bayou DeView Bridge, located east of Cash, is a Parker Pony Truss, 1 of 16 remaining in Arkansas. It has a 90-foot single truss span, with an overall length of 192 feet, and a 26-foot deck width.

Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com

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