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Galla Creek Bridge

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Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Galla Creek on Old US 64 at Pottsville
Location
Pope County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1920; made obsolete by a new US 64 alignment in 1936; replaced 1998
Design
6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 122.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.24831, -93.04146   (decimal degrees)
35°14'54" N, 93°02'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/496228/3900581 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Holla Bend
Inventory numbers
AHTD 19324 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
NRHP 93000090 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10517 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

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Galla Creek Bridge
Posted October 2, 2007, by David Collins (viedas [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just thought I would add that I suppose this bridge could be bought. Its laying in a field just inside the city limits of Pottsville. I heard a rumor once that the owner of Galla Creek Golf Course was was going to purchase it and put it over a creek on the course. That did'nt happen for whatever reason, but it's still laying out in that field, rusting away, along with its ghost story.

Galla Creek Bridge
Posted September 29, 2007, by David Collins (viedas [at] gmail [dot] com)

It really did'nt surprise me that they dismantled this bridge and replaced with more or less just a road across a creek. Arkansas, in my opinion doesnt have a very good track record on saving historical places for future generations.