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Big Piney Creek Bridge



Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100588

Street Views 



Subdivided Warren through truss bridge over Big Piney Creek on AR 123 near Fort Douglas
Johnson County, Arkansas
Open to one-lane traffic with a weight limit
Future prospects
Available for reuse
Built 1931
- Fred Luttjohann of Topeka, Kansas
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Warren through truss with sub-panels
Length of largest span: 141.0 ft.
Total length: 460.8 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 9, 1990
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.67714, -93.23633   (decimal degrees)
35°40'38" N, 93°14'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/478613/3948165 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Douglas
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 90000506 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
AHTD 1597 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10398 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 27, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
  • September 12, 2011: New photo from Gene McCluney
  • March 28, 2011: Updated by Matt Lohry: Corrected design type: This is a subdivided Warren through truss.
  • October 19, 2010: New photos from David Backlin
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • January 5, 2005: Posted AHTD photos



Big Piney Creek Bridge
Posted June 21, 2015, by Eric Kinkhorst (erick [dot] bud [at] gmail [dot] com)

Went over this bridge yesterday. Very cool.

Big Piney Creek Bridge
Posted March 28, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Very unique structure!

Big Piney Creek Bridge
Posted March 27, 2011, by Anonymous

Randomly found this bridge today while driving through the national forest getting to some waterfalls. Its a beauty and being a one lane bridge is an awesome thing to go over. They just dont make things like they used to :(