RI - Briar Creek Bridge
View South From Hwy 10
Bridge approaches reworked for farm adaptation
Photo taken by Fredrick Garcia
BH Photo #177606
Bridge on private farm. No public access noted. About 1/4 mile off (south) of Hwy 10. No water visible in this branch of Ashley/Briar Creek. Appears to have been actively worked for farm adaptation. The track was removed following the bankruptcy of the CRI&P RR in the early 1980's.
Written by J Randall Houp
I was able to visit the Briar Creek Railroad Bridge before they cleaned it up and got some photographs of which I have included. Plaque on bridge reads, "American Bridge Company, 1926. Also stamped in the cement piers was the date, "1926". Most likely a second bridge due the fact the railroad was running in the very early 1900's through the area. First train arrived in Booneville in 1899.
- Steel stringer bridge over Branch of Ashley Creek on Rock Island Railroad (abandoned)
- Blue Mountain, Logan County, Arkansas
- Closed to all traffic
- Future prospects
- Available for reuse
- - Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf Railroad (CO&G)
- Bridge view from Hwy 10 - appears to be steel beam trestle on concrete pier & abutments. Guardrail on one side original to bridge.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +35.13212, -93.71857 (decimal degrees)
35°07'56" N, 93°43'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/434534/3887930 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Blue Mountain
- 500 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 46185 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 27, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
- February 24, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp
- December 14, 2010: Updated by Brian Parkinson: Name changed, Description updated
- September 15, 2010: Added by Fredrick Garcia
- Fred Garcia
- Brian Parkinson - railstoruin [at] yahoo [dot] com
- J. Randall Houp