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CVYR - Antoine River Bridge #2

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Antoine River Railroad Bridge #2

Photo showing west side of bridge.

Photo taken by J Randall Houp in July 2010

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Essay 

Written by J Randall Houp

This is the 2nd Antoine River Railroad bridge going north out of Pike City Junction. Less than a 1/2 mile north of this bridge is the Antoine River Bridge #3. Topography map show this area as the "Twin Bridges." Not the original bridge constructed at this location. Original bridge built in 1907 for the Gurdon & Fort Smith Railroad. Last train, operated by the now bankrupt Caddo Valley Railroad, ran in 2009. This whole 52 mile stretch of railroad will soon disappear into Arkansas history. Corrider to be left for possible hiking trail or a future railroad. This bridge is located a about 2 miles north of the ghost-town of Shawmut, Arkansas. This whole section of railroad sits in a very scenic and remote section of Arkansas.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Antoine River on former Caddo Valley Railroad
Location
Pike County, Arkansas, and Clark County, Arkansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Possible future railroad or Hiking trail.
Railroads
- Caddo Valley Railroad (CVYR)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.17569, -93.45170   (decimal degrees)
34°10'32" N, 93°27'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/458372/3781728 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chalybeate Mountain West
Inventory number
BH 51663 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Removed category "Railroad"
  • March 9, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp

Comments 

Antoine River Railroad Bridge #2
Posted June 29, 2012, by Jay Horton (outlaw3474 [at] live [dot] com)

Where is this from the HWY 26 bridge over the Antoine River ?