Rating:
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Two Mile Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken April 2005 by Wayne Kizziar

BH Photo #100863

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Two Mile Creek on CR 37 (Old US 71)
Location
Polk County, Arkansas
Status
Destroyed by oversized truck on January 8, 2016.
History
Built 1920; Lost to accident 2016
Design
Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss with wooden deck
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 98.1 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.51537, -94.34708   (decimal degrees)
34°30'55" N, 94°20'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/376352/3820125 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Potter
Inventory numbers
AHTD 16145 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10510 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2013)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
87

Update Log 

  • September 1, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Destroyed by stupidity"
  • June 28, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Destroyed by stupidity"
  • December 8, 2016: New photo from David Backlin
  • August 19, 2016: New photos from David Backlin
  • January 9, 2016: Updated by J Lance: Bridge was lost
  • September 24, 2011: Updated by J Lance: Bridge not due for replacement
  • August 5, 2011: New photo from Wayne Kizziar
  • July 27, 2011: New photo from Wayne Kizziar
  • February 15, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • February 15, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for Replacement
  • April 17, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • June 18, 2005: Posted additional photos from Wayne Kizziar

Sources 

  • Wayne Kizziar - waynekizziar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • AHTD
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted August 20, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Christopher,

Your first mistake is to think there was thought involved :^)

Regards,

Art S.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted August 20, 2016, by Christopher Finigan

What was this truck driver thinking?

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted June 2, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

Evidently the bridge will be removed, and replaced starting with in the next week. The bridge will be removed, and a replacement will be built using the existing abutments. http://mypulsenews.com/two-mile-bridge-replacement-to-begin-...

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted January 29, 2016, by Robert Elder

Please don't say that. I hate to lose a bridge as much as the next guy, but let us not wish death on people.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted January 29, 2016, by Anonymous

It's a shame the driver was not killed... That would have been karma.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted January 16, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Well, this site is becoming a reference for the media:

http://5newsonline.com/2016/01/08/near-100-year-old-polk-cou...

There are also additional pictures of the destruction.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted January 9, 2016, by Shari Houp

Just horrible !! It one thing for nature to take it out, it's another for a person to do it!! Heartbreaking !

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted January 8, 2016, by Sue Garrett (scribe [dot] sue [at] gmail [dot] com)

From Ink, Arkansas Facebook page:

"The weight limit posted on the bridge is 6 tons. Estimated weight of the truck with trailer and skidder exceeded this amount by at least 20,000 lbs."

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted January 8, 2016, by Sue Garrett (scribe [dot] sue [at] gmail [dot] com)

Side photo

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted January 8, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I wonder if they will do an autopsy before scrapping it. Photos of the parts that failed might be interesting.

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted January 8, 2016, by Sue Garrett (scribe [dot] sue [at] gmail [dot] com)

(From Ink, Arkansas Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ink-Arkansas-1568006580119381/)

Earlier today a truck hauling a skidder attempted to cross the iron bridge on Polk 37, old hwy 375 behind CMA headquarters, causing it to collapse.

Photo credits: Keith Rose, Lance Gaston

Two Mile Creek Bridge
Posted February 15, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I visited this bridge on 13 February 2011 and noted survey markers and road construction signs in the vicinity. Looks like this bridge may be in its final days.