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Cadron Creek 285 Bridge


One lane wooden stringer bridge over Cadron Creek


Lost Timber stringer bridge over Cadron Creek on State Highway 285 North
Faulkner County, Arkansas
No longer exists
One lane wooden bridge demolished and replaced in 1996 for realignment of highway 285.
One lane wooden stringer bridge with open deck, wood floor and short guard rails.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.28561, -92.47263   (decimal degrees)
35°17'08" N, 92°28'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/547955/3904844 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 67229 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Arkansas (1,769)
Beam (16,960)
Faulkner County, Arkansas (22)
Lost (29,171)
Lost 1996 (456)
Lost during 1990s (4,158)
Replaced by new bridge (19,824)
Timber stringer (4,343)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2015: Added by Charles Bowden


  • Charles Bowden - charliesmail101 [at] gmail [dot] com


Cadron Creek 285 Bridge
Posted April 28, 2015, by Charles Bowden (charliesmail101 [at] gmail [dot] com)

In the early 80's i lived about 4 miles from this bridge, it was just up the Cadron from the Springfield bridge and the lost Mallettown bridge. Crossed it many times going back and forth to Conway, it was long as wooden bridges go, single lane, wooden deck with no runners, had short guard rails on the side and it 'hummed' when you drove over it.

This brige sat way down in a valley, both approaches of the hwy were pretty steep and the bridge was not very high off the water, just enough for boats to get under. There is a Game & Fish Commission boat ramp there now and the very tall replacement UCEB structure is just to the north of the old bridge site.