James, glad I could help out with the pictures.
I had taken a few of them back in 2006 and a couple of weeks ago I stopped by hoping to get some better shots of the arch but should have done it sooner, the trees and brush are quickly taking over. By the middle of the summer itíll be hard to spot unless you know its there. I can easily see how you could have missed it.
Iím curious about the other end, is there an arch there too? I would think there would be but itís even more overgrown and since the ties have been removed getting to it seems all but impossible.
I suspect that an older bridge once stood here, mainly because of the stone abutments and concrete piers. It seems like there would have been stone piers instead of concrete, especially considering they took the time to add to the abutments with similar stonework when it was double tracked. Just a theory.
Tom, thanks for adding the photos. Yes the line was orginally single track, and added to probably after 1920's. I was by there yesterday and noticed they hadn't decked it yet for pedestrians as I thought. They had a notice on their Panhandle Pathway site about working on it sometime back and I figured it would have been at least started on, if not about completed. Not so. I has walked up to the approach on the North side and never noticed the arch, great find. I had even ran a jet ski up from Lake Shafer long time ago and didn't notice it then. That was a long trip as you could guess. Again, Thanks, James