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Grigsby Ford Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100496

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost three-span through truss bridge over Ouachita River on Grigsby Ford Road (CR 30) southwest of Malvern
Location
Hot Spring County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a modern bridge
History
Built 1909; replaced 2000
Design
One pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
One pin-connected, 8-panel Parker through truss
One pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 162.0 ft.
Total length: 383.7 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.34769, -92.88153   (decimal degrees)
34°20'52" N, 92°52'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/510895/3800714 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Social Hill
Inventory numbers
AHTD 18000 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10365 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 20, 2008: New photo from Wayne Kizziar

Sources 

  • AHTD
  • Wayne Kizziar - waynekizziar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Grigsby Ford Bridge
Posted October 29, 2010, by david guess (dcguess92 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

no, those are the supports from the old railroad bridge that used to be across the bridge. and i live here in malvern i remeber going up on the bridge with my grandad and shooting off fireworks. i wish they just would have rebuilt it, prolly would've saved the alot of money and time, and alot of memories could have been made there in the future. this bridge is the reason i have such love for bridges... i wish i could find more pictures of it

Grigsby Ford Bridge
Posted October 12, 2006, by LORI (hmqueenlori2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My grandpa told me that his uncle Will Ross' wife Ruth & youngest son fell off a bridge & drowned,not sure what year that was, but my family is from Malvern. If anyone has any info about this event please let me know.Thanks hmqueenlori2@yahoo.com

Grigsby Ford Bridge
Posted March 9, 2006, by Jessica Blackmon (jessie72104 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

i just cant beleive that they built a new one instead of reconstructing the old one. all of the supports are still there it is not lost. you can still see it from the new bridge .