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O'Neal Bridge


Oblique view

Photos taken Sept. 2001 and provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100541



Small five-span closed-spandrel arch bridge over O'Neal Creek on O'Neal Road (CR 37)
Independence County, Arkansas
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1933, possibly by the Works Progress Administration
- Works Progress Administration
Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 12.1 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.77566, -91.85592   (decimal degrees)
35°46'32" N, 91°51'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/603406/3959669 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 14005 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10378 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 19, 2005: Posted new photos



O'Neal Bridge
Posted February 12, 2007, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge at 6 pm on Saturday, 10 Feb 2007. The sun had already set so I had to use my flash to get any kind of photo. The wing rail on the right abutment has been sheared off possibly from vehicle collision.

This bridge is also non-descript from the top deck other than the concrete railings that are of 1930's vintage.

It was dark when I arrive on the scene of this structure and I didn't feel comfortable bushwacking to the creek bed; also being unsure of my footing in unfamiliar, potentially slippery setting.

Bridge is located approx 15 miles from central Batesville. Creek is not signed, so you need to start looking for it shortly after passing through Bethesda.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

O'Neal Bridge
Posted August 18, 2005, by David Holt (monroe [at] cox-internet [dot] com)

You can still see a portion of the previous Low Water Bridge on the south side. Who built it and when?