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Great River Road Underpass


Great River Road Underpass

Photo looking south on top of trestle

Photo taken by J Randall Houp in December 2011


BH Photo #225894

Brief history: 

Written by J Randall Houp

Railroad trestle located in Yancopin, Arkansas. Last railroad testle going north before the Yancopin Railroad Bridge across the Arkansas River. (see Yancopin Railroad Bridge history.) This whole section of railroad is being turned into the Delta Heritage Hiking Trail, a new Arkansas State Park.


Wooden railroad bridge over Great River Road (CR 43) northeast of Watson
Desha County, Arkansas
Open to traffic
Built 1928
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 13.1 ft.
Total length: 38.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.94056, -91.21861   (decimal degrees)
33°56'26" N, 91°13'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/664631/3756994 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1983)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 18541 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10325 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 1998)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp


  • J. Randall Houp


Great River Road Underpass
Posted September 4, 2020, by Barton Jennings (b [dot] jennings [at] mchsi [dot] com)

This is what it looked like back in 1988 on one of the last trips over this part of the railroad.

Great River Road Underpass
Posted March 21, 2009, by Sissy Scales Vaden (sissynlynn [at] yahoo [dot] com)

These are some pictures taken at Yancopin, AR at the site of the wooden railroad bridge over Great River Road [CR 43]

Great River Road Underpass
Posted March 20, 2009, by Patricia Vaden (sissynlynn [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is in Yancopin, AR. There is a picture in the Mar. 23,1983 issue of the Dumas Clarion on page 1 Section C, also in the Mar.7, 1983 Desha-Chicot County Shopper's Guide on page 5.