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Glenwood Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Oblique View Of Pony

Photo taken by Wayne Kizziar in April 2009

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BH Photo #139220

Map 

Brief history: 

Written by J Randall Houp

Railroad bridge originally built for the Gurdon & Fort Smith Railroad in 1907. Along with this pony was also a pass-through truss on the southeast side of the current pony bridge. It was taken out years later, just leaving the pony bridge. The G.&F.S. was later taken over by the Missouri Paciific Railroad. Other names have also ran this road with the last being the Caddo Valley Railroad who in 2011 filed for bankruptcy. Railroad soon to fade into Arkansas history.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Caddo River on Caddo Valley Railroad in Glenwood
Location
Glenwood, Pike County, Arkansas
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Main span: Riveted Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.32003, -93.54198   (decimal degrees)
34°19'12" N, 93°32'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/450137/3797773 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glenwood
Inventory number
BH 39941 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arkansas (1,704)
Glenwood, Arkansas (2)
Open (38,334)
Owned by railroad (10,918)
Pike County, Arkansas (16)
Pony truss (15,556)
Railroad (14,224)
Truss (30,947)
Warren pony truss (3,056)
Warren truss (6,078)

Update Log 

  • February 29, 2012: New photo from J Randall Houp
  • February 28, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • February 27, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp
  • April 26, 2009: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • February 20, 2009: Added by J Lance

Sources 

  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wayne Kizziar - waynekizziar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Fred Garcia
  • J. Randall Houp

Comments 

Glenwood Railroad Bridge
Posted February 27, 2012, by J Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Note: Putting in old photograph of both bridges soon.

Glenwood Railroad Bridge
Posted March 3, 2009, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Glenwood Railroad Trestle - I first visited this bridge in Nov '07 and again on several occasions. The line is still active, but I walked across in both directions without any problems. Seems high especially walking on the pony truss with large gaps between ties. The webbed girders are substantial in size and length. I also walked around underneath. There is a AR Fish & Game access park on the Caddo River within 50 yards of the bridge. With easy access there is plenty of graffiti. I noticed there were no photos posted for it, and it was recently listed.

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