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Village Creek Ditch Bridge

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Village Creek Ditch Bridge

Photo of the Village Creek Ditch Bridge taken facing east.

Photo taken by Joel, November 11, 2020

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BH Photo #485474

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Description 

This bridge once carried the original alignment of US Highway 67 over Village Creek Ditch in Lawrence County, Arkansas, north of Alicia. This bridge was constructed along with two others between Alicia and Minturn (the Black Spice Ditch and White Oak Slough bridges) in 1930. This bridge was bypassed by the 1952 alignment of US 67. It is unknown when the center span was destroyed, but there are maps as far back as 1980 that show it missing.

This bridge lies on the portion of Old US 67 from Alicia to Hoxie, AR that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Village Creek Ditch on Lawrence Road 549 (formerly US 67)
Location
Lawrence County, Arkansas
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1930; No longer exists
Builder
- Richardson Ayres of Hope, Arkansas
Design
Parker pony truss with concrete tee beam spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 152.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to a designated historic district on the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.91591, -91.07129   (decimal degrees)
35°54'57" N, 91°04'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/674024/3976340 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91170 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arkansas (1,745)
Beam (15,396)
Built 1930 (1,717)
Built during 1930s (11,576)
Concrete tee beam (3,102)
Lawrence County, Arkansas (18)
Lost (24,203)
NR-contributing (141)
Parker pony truss (377)
Parker truss (1,662)
Pony truss (16,103)
Richardson Ayres (6)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,398)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,881)
Truss (32,516)
US 67 (102)

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2020: New photo from Joel
  • November 12, 2020: New photo from Joel
  • November 9, 2020: Added by Joel

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Village Creek Ditch Bridge
Posted November 12, 2020, by Joel

Visited this bridge on November 11, 2020 and took some photos. It can be accessed by following Lawrence Road 549, which is a surviving portion of the original 1929/1930 alignment of US 67. The original plaque seems to be missing, but it's possible I just couldn't find it under the brush and overgrowth.