Old Missouri-Pacific Railroad bridge built in 1903, that was discontinued being used in 1992. Along with attached trestles on both ends, this old beauty is well over a mile long making it one of the longest bridges in Arkansas. I "speculate" that this is the longest railroad bridge in Arkansas due to the fact that it is the last bridge on the Arkansas River before it enters into the Mississippi River, not too far downstream from this location. GREAT NEWS for all Arkansas bridgehunters! This bridge and a 72 mile section of this old railroad has been acquired by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and will be turned it into a state park known as the, "DELTA HERITAGE HIKING TRAIL". It will run from near Lexa, in Phillips County, Arkansas south to near McGehee, in Desha County, Arkansas. Currently, 16 miles of this beautiful corrider has been completed running south out of Lexa, Arkansas. I found this bridge and her sister bridge across the White River at Benzel,on August 30, 2008 and have been back to both bridges two more times since. This whole area is known as the delta section of Arkansas. It is low land, very swampy, and full of snakes. I highly recommend 4 wheel drive, good hiking boots, and a lot of common sense when visiting this area. If you love birdwatching, this place is for you! Big area for hunters and fishermen and a lot of adjoining private property marked,"Keep Out, Hunting Club." Be careful!