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Smiths Creek Bridge


Oblique view

Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100417


Street View 


Pony truss bridge formerly over Smiths Creek on AR 309
Franklin County, Arkansas
Closed to all traffic
Built 1928 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.; replaced 2004 and relocated to a nearby field
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 81.0 ft.
Total length: 84.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.40464, -93.81613   (decimal degrees)
35°24'17" N, 93°48'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/425894/3918222 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
AHTD M2848 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10336 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Updated history
  • August 12, 2010: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • January 19, 2007: Gene E. McCluney reports bridge has been replaced and is now sitting in a field


  • AHTD
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net


Smiths Creek Bridge
Posted February 9, 2008, by Randall Houp (ghostbridgehunter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Smith Creek Bridge was moved to its new home in Logan County Ar in November 2007. It now resides across the Little Shoal Creek in New Blane Ar. It is located just behind the old schoolhouse (now a store) just south of Ar Highway 22. THIS IS AN EXCELENT EXAMPLE THAT AN OLD BRIDGE CAN BE USED ELSEWHERE AND NOT JUST TORN DOWN AND USED FOR SCRAP.

Smiths Creek AR 309 Bridge
Posted December 23, 2006, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I have sent a photo to the webmaster showing the current situation of this bridge, sitting in a field near the roadway. Hopefully he will post it here.

Smiths Creek AR 309 Bridge
Posted July 31, 2006, by Daniel Arnold (oak_grove99 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been replaced by a modern concrete bridge, but the truss structure is still intact and is sitting in a field next to the bridge.