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Dixie Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100328

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Locust Creek Ditch carrying CR 988 (formerly CR 513) east of Dixie, just off AR 135
Location
Craighead County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1942
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 143.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 18, 1995
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.92000, -90.42306   (decimal degrees)
35°55'12" N, 90°25'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/732512/3978144 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dixie
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
92
Inventory numbers
AHTD 12149 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
NRHP 95000614 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10302 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 19, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • AHTD
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Dixie Bridge
Posted September 4, 2013, by derek warren (kuntry [dot] dw25 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Me and some cousins just went out to the old dixie bridge sept 1st 2013 went swimmin & fishin. Jumped off the bridge a few times. Theres 3-4 houses on the back side now. Still fun.

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

Visited this very unique bridge on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. This bridge is in the middle of nowhere and goes nowhere. Bridge needs some work; found large holes in the decking. Area used for fishing. Bridge photographed from several angles.

Dixie Bridge
Posted June 11, 2006, by TOM JACKSON (TDJACKSON [at] COX-INTERNET [dot] COM)

I LEARNED TO SWIM BY BEING THROWN OFF THIS BRIDGE, IN THE EARLY FIFTIES, BY TWO OF MY BROTHERS, MARLIN , AND DAVID AND FRIENDS, (IT TOOK5), LOTS OF MEMORIES HERE, WE FARMED JUST WEST OF THE BRIDGE ON LAND THAT JOINED LOCUST CREEK,THERE WERE TWO FAMLIES LIVED ACROSS THE BRIDGE ON NEWTON ISLAND THE RILEY IRWIN FAMILY,JUST BELOW THIS BRIDGE ONE OF THE LARGEST BAPTISINGS WAS HELD HERE IN 1953 , BY REV BILLY KING , AND GW ENDICOTTS FATHER ,

Dixie Bridge
Posted January 29, 2006, by Shannon Sims (scbmsims [at] wmconnect [dot] com)

I love this old bridge, I guess I should, I've jumped, fished, and threw rocks off it a hundred times.

Dixie Bridge
Posted January 29, 2006, by Shannon Sims (scbmsims [at] wmconnect [dot] com)

I love this old bridge, I guess I should, I've jumped, fished, and threw rocks off it a hundred times.