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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
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 (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)

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 :(