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Trapp Mountain - Grigsby Ford Bridge

Photos 

Piers

All photos August 2002

Photo taken by Wayne Kizziar

BH Photo #113151

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost bridge over Ouachita River on Trapp Mountain Railroad
Location
Malvern, Hot Spring County, Arkansas
Status
Ruins
History
Built ca. 1915; Removed in the 1930s
Railroad
- Trapp Mountain Railroad
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.34902, -92.88168   (decimal degrees)
34°20'56" N, 92°52'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/510881/3800862 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Social Hill
Land survey
T. 4 S., R. 18 W., Sec. 25
Elevation
240 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 36388 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2015: Updated by Luke: Edited info per forum comment.
  • March 20, 2008: Added by Wayne Kizziar

Sources 

Comments 

RI - Grigsby Ford Bridge
Posted December 9, 2015, by Tony Caver (ouachitacaveman [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Your information on the railroads that used this old railroad-bridge is incorrect. This railroad was known as the Trapp Mountain Railroad, operated by the Arkansas Land & Lumber co. from Malvern, Ark beginning in 1915. The company merged with Wisconsin and Arkansas Lumber Company in 1922 and the road was used until the 1930's when the timber had finally been cut out. As an area historian, I have spent hours studying this railroad, and the info. you have on the owners/users of this logging railroad is not correct. Thanks