View towards southeast
One timber supported trestle and two girder trestles on concrete piers before the the through truss. A auto salvage yard is below the timber trestle.
Photo taken by Fredrick Garcia in November 2007
BH Photo #113487
The 408.1 is the milepost. This line was originally the Little Rock and Hot Springs Western railroad and crossed over the Hot Springs railroad (Diamond Jo line). Later, it was acquired by the Iron Mountain (and thence Missouri Pacific) and the Hot Springs railroad was acquired by the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf (and thence the Rock Island). I assume the Missouri Pacific built the bridge that is still standing since the 408.1 milepost would have been theirs and not the Little Rock and Hot Springs Western. At some point the Missouri Pacific acquired the Rock Island's line and abandoned their line from here to Benton and transferred onto their line through the switchback that continues to be used today by the Arkansas Midland railroad.
The chances are very good that the 408 figure is the elevation above sea level.