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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:
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 (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)

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