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Harvey Dowell Road Bridge


Oblique view

Photo taken April 2005 by David Backlin

BH Photo #101173

Street View 


Lost through truss bridge over West Fork White River on Harvey Dowell Road (CR 195), just off AR 16, east of Fayetteville
Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1926; demolished January 2013; March 2015 replacement bridge found to be substandard and posted with 3 ton weight limit
Riveted, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 173.8 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.05383, -94.08312   (decimal degrees)
36°03'14" N, 94°04'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/402445/3990461 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 17367 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10649 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 14.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2013: Updated by David Backlin: Bridge has been demolished
  • January 14, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status per forum post
  • March 5, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 4, 2005: Posted additional photos from David Backlin



Harvey Dowell Road Bridge
Posted January 19, 2013, by Melissa Jones (jonespbc [at] mac [dot] com)

Photo of the bridge a few days before it was closed for demolition in January 2013. This is from the south side looking north.

Harvey Dowell Road Bridge
Posted January 12, 2013, by Melissa (jonespbc [at] mac [dot] com)

This bridge only has a week of life left, sadly. The county has decided to tear it down and replace it with a new bridge. The bridge and road to it will be closed starting Jan. 22. The new bridge is expected to be completed this year.

Harvey Dowell Road Bridge
Posted July 8, 2012, by Jäger Stein (CJager [at] herzeleid [dot] net)

I remember driving dump trucks loaded down with 20-22 tons of dirt across this bridge from 2006 to 2009, It was a wild ride and I wouldn't do it again for all the gold in the world. Tough bridge though.