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Courthouse Slough Bridge

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Courthouse Slough Bridge

Also known as the; Arbuckle Island Bridge

J. Randall Houp collection

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BH Photo #226063

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Brief history: 

Written by J Randall Houp

Fascinating Arkansas history in this area. The Courthouse Slough is named after the original Crawford County Courthouse that was located in this area. The original Crawford County, Arkansas also included at that time a section that would become Sebastian County in 1851. The original Crawford County Courthouse was made of logs and sat on the south bank of the Arkansas River. The piers from the original bridge can be seen next to the current bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Courthouse Slough on CR 66
Location
Sebastian County, Arkansas
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1914; replaced 1992
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 206.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.2 ft.
Also called
Arbuckle Island Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.41785, -94.12990   (decimal degrees)
35°25'04" N, 94°07'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/397419/3919969 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alma
Inventory numbers
AHTD 16810 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 38672 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp
  • January 25, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp