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Black Nursery Road Bridge


Oblique view

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #101198



Concrete arch bridge over Illinois River on CR 623 (Black Nursery Road) northeast of Prairie Grove
Washington County, Arkansas
Open to one-lane traffic
Built 1923 by the Luten Bridge Co.
- Luten Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania & Knoxville, Tennessee
Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 97.1 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 24, 2008
Also called
Highway B-29 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.99517, -94.29814   (decimal degrees)
35°59'43" N, 94°17'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/382991/3984191 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prairie Grove
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 17390 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10656 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2008: Listed on National Register
  • August 30, 2008: Changed name to match National Register nomination
  • March 13, 2005: Posted new photos


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  • John Cross - jcrossiam [at] gmail [dot] com


Black Nursery Road Bridge
Posted March 23, 2021, by john Robert Hart (jhart [at] pgtc [dot] com)

wanted to know if you found out any more on this lost bridge here, my great uncle owned the land were this bridge was. I have a picture of Him in front of his house but not of the bridge. give me a call or email me thanks 479 530 2481.

Prairie Grove Bridge Black Nursery Road Previous Bridge
Posted April 4, 2007, by John Cross (jcross [at] fortsmithhome [dot] com)

Does anyone have any information on the bridge that stood at this site prior to the Luten bridge (this Luten bridge has a beautiful compound arch). In photographing this location I discovered, below/adjacent to the exiting bridge an abutment and a latice verticle from a previous bridge. I would be very interested in any information and dates.

thanks, and good hunting,


please email me if you have any information

you can see the near and far abutment/pier and the latice iron in the water in the supplied photos

john cross

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Prairie Grove Bridge
Posted December 1, 2005, by Robert W. Scoggin (robert [dot] scoggin [at] arkansashighways [dot] com)

This bridge was used in the movie the Blue and the Grey.