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Big Piney Creek AR 359 Bridge


Jennifer who contributed this photo says - "The old one lane bridge over Big Piney Creek, on highway 359, east of Lamar, Arkansas. This was taken during construction of the current bridge."

Photo taken/contributed by Jennifer Cleveland.


BH Photo #447008



Lost wooden bridge over Big Piney Creek on AR 359
Johnson County, Arkansas
No longer exists
Built 1963; replaced 2002
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 400.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.43540, -93.31325   (decimal degrees)
35°26'07" N, 93°18'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/471567/3921373 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
AHTD M3872 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10397 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Arkansas (1,719)
Built 1963 (225)
Built during 1960s (1,933)
Deck girder (5,317)
Girder (9,509)
Johnson County, Arkansas (39)
Lost (22,895)
Lost 2002 (466)
Lost during 2000s (4,072)
Owned by state (15,321)
Plate girder (7,306)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,726)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,004)
Wooden deck (6,013)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2019: New photo from Charles Bowden


  • Charles Bowden - charliesmail101 [at] gmail [dot] com


Big Piney Creek AR 359 Bridge
Posted May 5, 2019, by Charles Bowden (charliesmail101 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I never got to see this classic. Open deck bridge with a wooden floor, 'total length: 400.8 ft.' what monster it must have been.

Big Piney Creek AR 359 Bridge
Posted May 4, 2019, by Charles Bowden (charliesmail101 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thank You to Jennifer Cleveland for contributing this photo to BridgeHunter.com for history and for allowing me to post it here.

Big Piney Creek AR 359 Bridge
Posted March 10, 2008, by David Collins (viedacal [at] yahoo [dot] com)

How about a picture of the old bridge. Im sure someone out there has one. I was too stupid to take a pic of it. It was an awesome bridge.