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Deep Bayou Railroad Trestle

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Deep Bayou Railroad Trestle

Photo looking south.

Photo taken by J Randall Houp in December 2011

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BH Photo #226447

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Written by J Randall Houp

Former Missouri-Pacific Railroad that is being turned into an Arkansas State Park, The Delta Heritage Hiking Trail. Rails have been removed from Snow Lake, Arkansas going north. Rails remain intact going south of Snow Lake. This trestle curves right as your looking south. Located near the community of Deerfield, in Desha County, Arkansas.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Deep Bayou on abandoned railroad
Location
Desha County, Arkansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.08505, -90.98774   (decimal degrees)
34°05'06" N, 90°59'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/685656/3773414 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Laconia
Inventory number
BH 51567 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arkansas (1,697)
Beam (12,922)
Closed (2,499)
Desha County, Arkansas (8)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (280)
Owned by state (14,174)
Rail-to-trail (1,339)
Railroad (13,739)
Timber stringer (3,439)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added larger category "Rail-to-trail" and removed "Rails to Trails"
  • March 1, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp

Comments 

Deep Bayou Railroad Trestle
Posted July 8, 2018, by Toby Plumlee (tobytplumlee1973 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi, would love for Mr.Houp to get in touch with me. I read his book on the Plumlee family when I was 12 years old. I'm 45 now and I have been researching on the family for over 33 years now. Thank you Mr. Houp. I just missed you about 3 or 4 years ago I was in Berryville Arkansas at the court house researching. The kind ladies told me I just missed you by about 10 minutes and that you were there researching Bridges