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UP - Camden Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken June 2002 by Wayne Kizziar

BH Photo #100741

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss swing bridge over Ouachita River on the Cotton Belt (now Union Pacific) Railroad at Camden
Location
Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas
Status
Still in use
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Swing Warren through truss
Also called
SP - Camden Bridge
SSW - Camden Bridge
Camden Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.60083, -92.82391   (decimal degrees)
33°36'03" N, 92°49'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/516337/3717912 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Camden
Inventory number
BH 10473 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Sources 

  • Wayne Kizziar - waynekizziar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Fred Garcia
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Camden Railroad Bridge
Posted September 7, 2009, by Fredrick Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge on 6 Sept '09. I could see the bridge from the Ben Laney Bridge further downstream, but took a little bit of searching to locate it. Mosquitos were thick. This bridge does not appear to have had a control house, or if it did, there's no trace. However, there are two square shanked shafts between the ties over the pivot pier. Walked across & back. Trains don't run on weekends according to track inspector I met on bridge. He drove up in one of those pickup trucks that can run on the rails. Attaching a few images to augment those previously uploaded by Wayne Kizziar.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Camden Railroad Bridge
Posted April 4, 2008, by Clark

From the looks of the swinging turntable, it looks like has not been opened for years, maybe even decades.