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Lake Hamilton AR 7 Bridge


Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #254505



Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Lake Hamilton on AR 7 in Hot Springs
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1929; replaced 1991
- Ira G. Hedrick of West Salem, Illinois (Consulting engineer)
- Luten Bridge Co. of York, Pennsylvania & Knoxville, Tennessee (Contractor)
Five-span open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 184.4 ft.
Total length: 1,182.2 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.43333, -93.08667   (decimal degrees)
34°25'60" N, 93°05'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/492037/3810208 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hot Springs South
Inventory numbers
AHTD 610 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 39945 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2013: Posted HAER photos and postcards, as well as a construction photo submitted by Robbie Miller
  • October 19, 2009: Updated by Wayne Kizziar: Changed future prospects to "none"
  • October 18, 2009: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • February 20, 2009: Added by J Lance


  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wayne Kizziar - waynekizziar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER AR-56 - Ouachita River Bridge, Spanning Lake Hamilton on U.S. Highway 70, Hot Springs, Garland County, AR


Lake Hamilton AR 7 Bridge
Posted March 3, 2020, by Benjamin Cazort (mrbeenjamin [at] gmail [dot] com)

How tall was the bridge(approx) from the water. est?

Lake Hamilton AR 7 Bridge
Posted July 29, 2018, by Chad (chad605 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Actually these first nine images are of the old 70 bridge and not the 7 bridge. As I mentioned in a previous comment, I have crossed this bridge countless times since 1975. I can find old photos and more current ones to prove that these first nine photos are NOT the 7 bridge.

Lake Hamilton AR 7 Bridge
Posted July 29, 2018, by Chad (Chad605 [at] gmai [dot] com)

That first picture is the 70 bridge not the 7 bridge. I can go back and tell you which numbers are the 70 bridge versus the 7 bridge. I have crossed these bridges countless times since 1975.