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US62 Current Beach River Bridge

Photos 

Current River Beach bridge

Arkansas

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2013

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BH Photo #288565

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Current River on AR 67 at Biggers
Location
Randolph County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1929; Superstructure replaced 1960
Design
Through truss swing
Also called
US67 Current Beach River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.29861, -90.85850   (decimal degrees)
36°17'55" N, 90°51'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/692291/4019197 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reyno
Inventory number
BH 61738 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arkansas (1,738)
Built 1930 (1,702)
Built during 1930s (11,492)
Lost (23,716)
Lost 1978 (59)
Lost during 1970s (724)
Movable (2,908)
Owned by state (15,635)
Randolph County, Arkansas (15)
Replaced by new bridge (15,841)
Swing (1,411)
Through truss (14,681)
Truss (32,183)
US 62 (79)
US 67 (101)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2020: Updated by Luke: Merged info from Webmaster's 2016 entry
  • May 14, 2020: Updated by Douglas Butler: Forum comment of Biggers bridge
  • October 5, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 16, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

US62 Current Beach River Bridge
Posted May 15, 2020, by Matt Lohry

I didn't even think about it until after I posted! I wondered who would be the first to chime in...

US62 Current Beach River Bridge
Posted May 15, 2020, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I see what you did there...

US62 Current Beach River Bridge
Posted May 15, 2020, by Matt Lohry

I don't think a bridge could be any uglier than the current one.

Reyno Bridge
Posted May 14, 2020, by L. P. Smith (gamesmiths63901 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just checked photo #2 of the Current River Beach bridge near Biggers, Ar. That photo is on highway 67 and not the bridge on 328 as was indicated on your map. I do remember the Beach bridge also as it was quite a hot spot during the 30s and 40s.

Reyno Bridge
Posted May 14, 2020, by L. P. Smith (gamesmiths63901 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

According to your information a bridge was built in 1930 on Current River on road 328 near Reyno, Ar. When was the 1930 bridge destroyed? I don't remember seeing the bridge but remember a ferry on 328 in 40s and 50s. From then I moved out of state. The ferry that we used was run by a man named Naaman Hurst. When I returned to the location years later I was surprised they had a bridge there. Am including a photo of the ferry during the that time.

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