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Caney Creek Railroad Bridge

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Caney Creek Railroad Bridge

Photo showing west side of bridge and pier.

Photo taken by J Randall Houp in July 2010

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Brief history: 

Written by J Randall Houp

This bridge is located a 1/2 mile north of the ghost-town of Shawmut, Arkansas. Not the original bridge at this location. The original bridge was built in 1907 for the Gurdon & Fort Smith Railroad. Last train operated by the Caddo Valley Railroad ran in 2009. The CVRR filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and the railroad will soon fade into Arkansas history. Bridge sits in very rugid and scenic area.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Caney Creek on former Caddo Valley Railroad
Location
Pike County, Arkansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Possible future railroad or hiking trail.
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.15791, -93.45651   (decimal degrees)
34°09'28" N, 93°27'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/457920/3779759 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chalybeate Mountain West
Inventory number
BH 51664 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arkansas (1,668)
Available for reuse (225)
Closed (2,406)
Deck girder (4,401)
Girder (7,777)
Owned by railroad (9,661)
Pike County, Arkansas (16)
Plate girder (5,978)
Railroad (12,940)

Update Log 

  • March 12, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • March 9, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp