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Central Avenue Bridge



Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100544


Street View 


Five-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Polk Bayou on AR 69 Business in Batesville
Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas
Open to traffic
Built 1930 by the Luten Bridge Co.
- Luten Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania & Knoxville, Tennessee
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 396.9 ft.
Deck width: 29.8 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 2010
Also called
Polk Bayou Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.77108, -91.65524   (decimal degrees)
35°46'16" N, 91°39'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621552/3959392 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
AHTD M1275 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
NRHP 09001248 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10380 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2011: New photos from David Backlin
  • March 5, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 29, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Posted to the National Register under name Central Avenue Bridge
  • April 30, 2007: Posted AHTD photos


  • AHTD
  • Fred Garcia
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net


Polk Bayou Arch Bridge
Posted February 12, 2007, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge on Saturday 10 Feb 2007 about 4 pm. This is one of those bridges that you can not see the substructure by driving over it, since the approaches are straight. Recent high water has left the surrounding ground muddy, but there was plenty of nice white sand near the banks. Powerlines obstruct at most photo angles. This bridge has nice baluster concrete railings. Attached are serveal views that will provide a good visual especially since no photos have been assigned to this bridge. Very nice architectural form is evident. Bridge is located on Hwy 69 Spur a couple of miles from center of Batesville.

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