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A&O - Beaver Bridge (1907)


Side view

Photo taken by Duane Kepford

BH Photo #100164


Abandoned through truss railroad bridge over White River at Beaver
Beaver, Carroll County, Arkansas
Derelict with entire deck removed
Built 1907 by the Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co., replacing an earlier 1882 bridge
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arkansas & Ozarks Railway (A&O)
- Missouri & North Arkansas Railway (M&NA)
Main span: Baltimore through truss
Approach span: Warren pony truss
Rest of approach: Wooden trestle
Also called
M&NA - Beaver Bridge (1907)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.47454, -93.76501   (decimal degrees)
36°28'28" N, 93°45'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/431466/4036856 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 10238 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 12, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 16, 2018: New photos from Chris Perry
  • November 8, 2013: New photos from Shane Passmore
  • September 15, 2012: New photo from Lisa Hyde
  • May 17, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Removed category "Railroad"
  • October 22, 2011: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • April 4, 2009: New photos from Nathan Morton

Related Bridges 


  • Duane Kepford - kepfords [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wayne Kizziar - waynekizziar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Lisa Hyde
  • Shane Passmore - aa5te [dot] kb5ehr [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Chris Perry
  • Geoff Hubbs


A&O - White River Bridge (Beaver)
Posted March 8, 2021, by Terry Harriman (dualsport525 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I first visited the town of Beaver in 1978. These are from a few trips out there over the next couple of years.

A&O - White River Bridge (Beaver)
Posted September 28, 2020, by Darrell Powers (systemofadown311 [at] outlook [dot] com)

Taken 9-25-20

M&NA - White River Bridge (Beaver)
Posted December 6, 2014, by Robert McClain (mc-clain [at] swbell [dot] net)

Attached are two pictures that are of the old original bridges at Beaver Arkansas

M&NA White River Bridge (Beaver)
Posted April 10, 2014, by Kent Pillatsch (kentpil [at] netscape [dot] net)

Here is a current photo of the bridge taken 04/07/14.

Beaver Railroad Bridge
Posted March 27, 2010, by Brian Parkinson (morailfan [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is The Missouri & North Arkansas Railway's Bridge number 73.8 over the White River at Beaver, AR. The Bridge was numbered by its mileage from the railroad's western terminus at Joplin, MO. The tracks here, and all the others on the M&NA were finally abandoned in 1961, with the rails being pulled the following year. Beaver had a depot and an 18 car siding. Attached is a photograph taken from the locomotive of an eastbound train about to cross the bridge. The photograph appears to have been taken near the demise of the railroad. Hope this helps!

Beaver Railroad Bridge
Posted July 7, 2008, by Gene E. McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The Beaver Railroad bridge (derelict) currently has water right up to the deck level. Lots of debris has collected against the bridge. This photo was taken on July 5, 2008