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Jamestown Bridge

Photos 

Side view from the east

Photo taken by Charles Bowden

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BH Photo #113338

Map 

Description 

Built by the Vincennes Bridge Company of Vincennes, Indiana. It appears that this pony was just one section of the original Spadra Creek Bridge built across the creek at its original location where U.S. 64 now sits. It is interesting to also note, that parts of the original pass-thru truss were used as piers under this bridge at its current location and also two of the original column piers. See old postcard photo of SPADRA CREEK BRIDGE.

Location 

This bridge is located at exit 58 just 1/4 mile north of interstate 40 at Clarksville. Though the photos suggest a remote location, the town has grown around this bridge and it actually sets just behind a Wendy's restaurant. This is the bridges original location as far as is known and according to locals it has been there since at least 1930.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge with steel grate deck over Spadra Creek at Clarksville
Location
Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Bridge has been there since at least 1930 according to local residents
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.45585, -93.46535   (decimal degrees)
35°27'21" N, 93°27'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/457773/3923696 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clarksville
Inventory number
BH 36433 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2014: New photos from J. Randall Houp
  • December 13, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • March 28, 2008: Essay added by Charles Bowden

Sources 

Comments 

Jamestown Bridge
Posted October 1, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Kinda like the bowstring I "found" one day while eating at a KFC!

Jamestown Bridge
Posted October 1, 2013, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This might be one of my favorite bridges, it has a wendy's basically attached to it. Heck YEAH!!!!