Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department
BH Photo #100977
This is the old bridge on Blacksferry Road, I grew up right down the road from it where the road splits into Water Valley & Blacksferry Roads. There is a bridge in Dalton, where I now live 5 miles from and a bridge on highway 90, as well as a bridge on hwy 62, which all cross the Eleven Point River. Kilo Vista is actually a member camp site where you can see where the old bridge once was. You can also see where the old bridge was at Dalton. The old bridge on Blacksferry Road had a date stamp, I guess you could call it, on the top part of the bridge overhead. It had the date, with names of the people who built or probably funded the bridge, with Canton, Ohio on the bottom of the license plate like trademark.
The bridge is not the Dalton Bridge, it is the bridge over Eleven Point River on Blacks Ferry Road in Water Valley. I would like to know the year it was built and the year it was replaced with the new bridge.
This is the old Eleven Point River Bridge in Dalton, AR.
Blacksferry bridge went on many BIRDELL SADDLE CLUB trail rides over it my mom has pictures of team of mules that had to be carried across because their feet would fall through the planks . does anybody have picture of RUSH WATER WHEEL
I was guessing the bridge over Eleven Point up near Dalton on Hwy 90, but not being a native of this county, I am not certain. Many Saturday afternoons spent on and under that bridge, but it was replaced by a modern structure, dismantled after that. I know where Kilo Vista is, but never saw the bridge, nor any pictures of it till now. I have seen the pilings and what's left of the approaches on visits there.
According to a friend of mine, that is the old Blacksferry Road bridge near Water Valley. He has lived there for what seems to be forever and said he can remember walking across it numerous times.
If you look in the background, the big hill on the left appears to be where Summit Road is and also Tweedy's farm.
This bridge does in fact look like the old bridge at Kilo Vista(Old Birdell). This bridge was dismantled in I believe the 1940s and moved to Northern Randolph County and reconstructed over the Janes Creek on Upper Janes Creek Road. Sometime in the 1990s it was permanently dismantled and replaced with a modern concrete bridge.
I think this bridge was at what is now known as Kilo Vista, about one mile down river from the present highway 62 bridge.