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Spadra Creek Bridge

Photo 

Spadra Creek Bridge

Looking west across Spadra Creek into Clarksville, Arkansas.

Postcard: J. Randall Houp collection

BH Photo #273183

Map 

Description 

Bridge manufacturer not yet determined and will require further research as soon as possible. This bridge was built by the City of Clarksville, not by Johnson County. There also appears the possibility that one of the pony trusses on this bridge was used to build the Jamestown Bridge in Clarksville also located on Spadra Creek circa early 1930s. Interesting to note a sign that once appeared on the bridge and read as follows, "Go-Slow, 33 cent fine to drive faster than a walk over this bridge."

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Spadra Creek on Old road
Location
Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Bridge cost Johnson County $3500.00 in 1895.
Builder
- Unknown
Design
Through truss with several pony truss attached.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.47117, -93.46168   (decimal degrees)
35°28'16" N, 93°27'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/458113/3925394 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clarksville
Inventory number
BH 59302 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,801)
Arkansas (1,706)
Built 1895 (251)
Built during 1890s (2,712)
Clarksville, Arkansas (2)
Johnson County, Arkansas (39)
Lost (21,307)
Lost 1926 (41)
Lost during 1920s (371)
Replaced by new bridge (14,054)
Through truss (13,855)
Truss (30,960)
Unknown (34)

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2014: Added by J. Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp

Comments 

Spadra Creek Bridge
Posted June 15, 2014, by sammy l davis (42sldavis [at] gmail [dot] com)

this is looking east the church on the right and the house on the left I remember well house now has green or gray roof church has been replaced