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RI - Big Piney Creek Bridge

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Big Piney Creek Railroad Bridge

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Photo taken by J Randall Houp February 25, 2009

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BH Photo #225530

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Brief Note: 

Written by J Randall Houp

Steel bridge which also includes attached wood trestle and several empty all cement piers. GPS location is an estimate and cannot be exactly deciphered with all the trees and other obstructions. Bridge sits on private property. Told by owners that bridge had once been set on fire. Evidence of fire seen when photos were taken with several burnt railroad ties and pieces of railroad trestle found.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Piney Creek on abandoned Rock Island Railroad
Location
Yell County, Arkansas
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.11772, -93.54931   (decimal degrees)
35°07'04" N, 93°32'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/449946/3886235 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Havana
Inventory number
BH 51339 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Abandoned"
  • February 19, 2012: Essay added by J Randall Houp

Sources 

  • J. Randall Houp