Ouachita River

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AR88 Ouachita River Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Bridge has been demolished, but remnants remain
Lost Through truss bridge over Ouachita River on AR 88
Replaced by a new bridge 1955

Arkadelphia Bridge (Clark County, Arkansas)
Originally built 1933 over Caddo River; relocated 1960 to replace the previous bridge
Through truss bridge over Ouachita River at Arkadelphia carrying AR 7, AR 8, and AR 51
Fully repaired and open to two lane traffic.

Ben Laney Bridge (Ouachita County, Arkansas)
Construction started December 8, 1945 by the D.F. Jones Construction Co.; dedicated April 16, 1947, replacing the earlier Martin Bridge
Three-span pony truss bridge over Ouachita River on US 79B in Camden
Open to traffic

Calion Bridge (Union County, Arkansas)
Built 1930-31 by the Keliher Construction Co. of Little Rock. Replaced 1993
Lost through and deck truss bridge over Ouachita River on US 167 near Calion
Replaced by a new bridge

DSRR - Ouachita River Bridge (Union Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Ouachita River on Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Endom Bridge (Ouachita Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1978; Repalced 2003
Swing bridge over Ouachita River on LA 3280 in Monroe
Replaced by a new bridge

Grigsby Ford Bridge (Hot Spring County, Arkansas)
Built 1909; replaced 2000
Lost three-span through truss bridge over Ouachita River on Grigsby Ford Road (CR 30) southwest of Malvern
Replaced by a modern bridge

I-20 Ouachita River Bridge (Ouachita Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1965
Girder bridge over ICG RR; Ouachita River on I-20
Open to traffic

KCS - Ouachita River Bridge (Ouachita Parish, Louisiana)
Built in 1882, planks added for pedestrian traffic in 1907, rehabilitated 2007
Through truss bridge over Ouachita River on KCS Railroad
Open to traffic

Little Hope Road Bridge (Montgomery County, Arkansas)
Often flooded and not crossable. Concrete remains at site as only reminder.
Lost Concrete rigid frame bridge over Ouachita River on Little Hope Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Martin Bridge (Ouachita County, Arkansas)
Lost swing through truss bridge over Ouachita River at Camden
Replaced in 1947 by the Ben Laney Bridge

MoPac - Ouachita River Bridge (Union County, Arkansas)
Built 1902-3; Removed ca. 1973
Lost Bridge over Ouachita River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Removed

Old Arkadelphia Bridge (Clark County, Arkansas)
Built 1903, by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co.; Replaced 1960
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Ouachita River at Arkadelphia carrying AR 7, AR 8, and AR 51
Replaced by the current Arkadelphia Bridge

Ouachita River AR 27 Bridge (Montgomery County, Arkansas)
Lost through truss bridge over the Ouachita River on AR 27
No longer exists

Ouachita River Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Built 1929
Pony truss bridge over Ouachita River on CR 109 (Old US 71/270) in Acorn
Open to traffic

Ouachita River Bridge (Garland County, Arkansas)
Built 1931; replaced 1994
Lost three-span concrete arch bridge over Ouachita River on US 270
Replaced by new bridge

Ouachita River Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Bronze plaque: "Constructed 1936, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Maximum load 15 tons
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Ouachita River on CR 97
Open to traffic

Ouachita River CR 74 Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Built 1914; replaced 2001
Lost pony truss bridge over Ouachita River on CR 74
Replaced by a new bridge

Ouachita River CR 76 Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Built 1914
Pony truss bridge over Ouachita River on CR 76 (Old US 71)
Open to one-lane traffic

Ouachita River CR 97 Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Built 1936
Concrete stringer bridge over Ouachita River on County Road 97
Open to traffic

Ouachita River LA 2 Bridge (Ouachita Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1931
Swing through truss bridge over Ouachita River on LA 2 in Sterlington
Replaced by a new bridge

Ouachita River LA 8 Bridge (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1932
Swing bridge over Ouachita River on LA 8 near Harrisonburg
Open to traffic

Ouachita River Relief Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Built 1929
Concrete tee beam bridge over Ouachita River Relief on CR 109 (Old US 71/270) in Acorn
Open to traffic

Ouachita River US 270 Bridge (Garland County, Arkansas)
Replaced by new bridge
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Ouachita River on US 270 in Hot Springs
Replaced by new bridge

Ouachita River US 67 Bridge (Hot Spring County, Arkansas)
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1957
Three-span arch bridge over Ouachita River on US 67
Open to traffic

Ouachita River US 70 Bridge (Garland County, Arkansas)
Replaced 1984
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Ouachita River on US 70 in Hot Springs
Replaced by new bridge

Rockport Bridge (Hot Spring County, Arkansas)
Built 1900 by Stupp Brothers Bridge & Iron Co.; destroyed by flooding in 1990
Lost three-span through truss bridge over Ouachita River on AR 84 in Malvern
Destroyed by flooding

Trapp Mountain - Grigsby Ford Bridge (Hot Spring County, Arkansas)
Built ca. 1915; Removed in the 1930s
Lost bridge over Ouachita River on Trapp Mountain Railroad
Ruins

UP - Arkadelphia Bridge (Clark County, Arkansas)
Built 1930
Two-span through truss railroad bridge over Ouachita River on the Union Pacific Railroad at Arkadelphia
Open to traffic

UP - Camden Bridge (Ouachita County, Arkansas)
Through truss swing bridge over Ouachita River on the Cotton Belt (now Union Pacific) Railroad at Camden
Still in use

US 80 Ouachita River Bridge (Ouachita Parish, Louisiana)
Opened to traffic on May 1, 1936
Bascule bridge over Ouachita River on US 80/LA 15 in Monroe
Open to traffic

US165 Ouachita River Bridge (Caldwell Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1931; Replaced 2007
Vertical lift bridge over Ouachita River on US 165 at Columbia
Lost 2007 by implosion

Witherspoon Bridge (Hot Spring County, Arkansas)
Built 1909; replaced 1994
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Ouachita River on CR 647
Replaced by a modern bridge in 1994