2 votes

Mulberry Bridge


Side view

Photo submitted by John Cross

BH Photo #100363



Derelict through truss bridge over Mulberry River near Mulberry
Crawford County, Arkansas, and Franklin County, Arkansas
Built 1896 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Remaining span: Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.49654, -94.04565   (decimal degrees)
35°29'48" N, 94°02'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/405160/3928612 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 10 N., R. 29 W., Sec. 36
Inventory number
BH 10315 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2019: New photos from John Cross
  • December 7, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • August 23, 2008: Updated history
  • January 19, 2007: Posted photos from John Cross


  • John Cross - jcrossiam [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com


Mulberry Bridge
Posted March 23, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If I lived there I would make a killer pier out of that bridge!

Mulberry Bridge
Posted August 28, 2010, by Anonymous

in jasper alabama and does still exist to this day.

Mulberry Bridge
Posted March 10, 2010, by Eddie Douthitt (eddied62 [at] windstream [dot] net)

Most of the movie was filmed in Georgia. The bridge that was used in the movie was just west of downtown Jonesboro, GA. Here is a link to a page that shows the remnants that remain.


Mulberry Bridge
Posted March 10, 2010, by david (dcguess92 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

i know this isn't it.... but does anybody know where the old bridge that was used in smokey and the bandit was at... i know it doesnt exist anymore but i just want to know where it was located

Mulberry Bridge
Posted September 12, 2008, by GENE MCCLUNEY (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Just a comment. My buddy John Cross and I were the first to re-discover this bridge. The bridge access is on private property. Please respect that and ask permission if you wish to photograph it.

Mulberry Bridge
Posted May 12, 2007, by Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My son and I first visited and photographed this bridge in May 2006. This bridge was built in July 1896 by Crawford County at the cost of $8,870.00. I will have a complete detailed history of this bridge and two other Mulberry River bridges within the next couple of months. This bridge is full of history. Would like to hear from others with old photos or stories on this VERY historic bridge. Surprise!!!!!!Surprise!!! This bridge was built by the WROUGHT IRON BRIDGE COMPANY of Canton, Ohio. Until this time, there was thought to be only one WIBC bridge remaining in the state of Arkansas; that being the FRYER Bridge (aka- SOLGOHACHIA Bridge), built in 1890 in Conway County. A lot more to follow.


Randall Houp

Mulberry Bridge
Posted December 13, 2006, by john cross (jcross [at] fortsmithhome [dot] com)

More accurately we found one half of it, and a hangar (Hip Vertical) from what appears to be a lost bridge (now low water bridge) to the immediate ENE.

Mulberry Bridge
Posted December 13, 2006, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

We found it.