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Shaw Bridge



Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #101011



Lost through truss bridge over Saline River on Grand Avenue (CR 27) south of Benton
Saline County, Arkansas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1920; replaced 1997
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 388.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.49878, -92.57135   (decimal degrees)
34°29'56" N, 92°34'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/539352/3817544 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
AHTD 16647 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10561 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2008: New photos from Wayne Kizziar



Shaw Bridge
Posted January 6, 2018, by David Clark

This photo is leaving Shaw Bridge, on Grand headed into Haskell, Arkansas. This photo is to show the road you must travel to get there. Dirt/grated gravel.

Shaw Bridge
Posted January 6, 2018, by David Clark

Shaw Bridge 2017

Shaw Bridge
Posted January 6, 2018, by David Clark

This photo is from 2017. Shaw Bridge has quite a bit of character. The bride is a one lane Pony Truss. The bridge has been graffiti pained over the years, but looking over the side of the bridge offers a calendar picture view. The road to get there is grated dirt/gravel, but a trip worth going to.

Shaw Bridge
Posted July 9, 2006, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Visited the site where this bridge used to be yesterday and found something unusual. The bridge built in it's place is a one lane steel pony truss . It should be dubbed graffiti bridge now as the new span is covered in it.

Shaw Bridge
Posted April 30, 2006, by Megan Shaw (megnjam [at] msn [dot] com)

I was just doing some research on the Shaw Bridge in Arkansas. I am a relative of Bill Shaw, who helped build it.