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Rock Creek Railroad Trestle

Photos 

West View

Glenwood water tank can be seen in background.

Photo taken by Fred Garcia in August 2011

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BH Photo #213373

Map 

Description 

Can be seen from Hwy 8 near Country Road 30. Too weedy to get closer look

Brief history: 

Written by J Randall Houp

The original town of Rock Creek had to be moved so the railroad could be built. The trestle at this location was constructed in 1907 by the Gurdon & Fort Smith Railroad, which later became part of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. Several other railroad companies have also operated this line. In 2011, the current owners, Caddo Valley Railroad, filed for bankruptcy. Railroad soon to disappear into Arkansas history.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Rock Creek on Caddo Valley Railroad
Location
Glenwood, Pike County, Arkansas
Status
Abandoned
Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Dimensions
Total length: 500.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.30893, -93.53693   (decimal degrees)
34°18'32" N, 93°32'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/450595/3796540 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glenwood
Inventory number
BH 49557 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp
  • September 8, 2011: Added by Fred Garcia

Sources 

  • Fred Garcia
  • J. Randall Houp