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Dale Bend Bridge


Side view

Photo taken April 2003 and provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #101259



Through truss bridge over Petit Jean River on Dale Bend Road (CR 49)
Yell County, Arkansas
Open to one-lane traffic
Built 1930 by the Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 119.1 ft.
Total length: 159.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 2010
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.07715, -93.24121   (decimal degrees)
35°04'38" N, 93°14'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/478010/3881625 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 17726 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
NRHP 09001263 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10680 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 19, 2011: New photo from Lisa Hyde
  • January 29, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Posted to the National Register
  • December 15, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • January 8, 2005: Posted new photos


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  • Fred Garcia
  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Lisa Hyde


Dale Bend Bridge
Posted August 19, 2011, by Lisa Hyde (lcsouthall [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I approached this bridge from the North with plans to travel on across and head toward Plainview. As I crossed the bridge, I discovered the road was completely flooded out with only a small area to turn my car around. We had had a lot of flooding in the state prior to this visit on 06/11/2011. The Petit Jean River was definitely high that day.

Dale Bend Bridge
Posted August 11, 2011, by Irene Burnett (reniepooh37 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I currently live at Mt.George and use this bridge whenever I want to go to Ola.I've always wondered about the history of this bridge.

Dale Bend Bridge
Posted February 28, 2007, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visted this bridge at 2:30 pm on 11 Nov. 2006. This bridge is very photographable from most locations on either end. It is narrow, for I can open both front doors on my Toyota Corolla and they will touch the guardrails.

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

Dale Bend Bridge
Posted February 9, 2007, by Daniel Arnold (oak_grove99 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here is this bridge in the wintertime

Petit Jean River CR 49 Bridge
Posted January 5, 2007, by Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Locally and in Yell County Court records,this bridge is known as the DALE BEND BRIDGE.


Randall Houp