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Salado Creek US 167 Bridge


Side view

Historic photos provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100548

Street View 


This and the related bridge are the only ones in the area marked as bridges on the 1891 Batesville topo.


Lost two-span stone arch bridge over Salado Creek on US 167
Independence County, Arkansas
No longer exists
Built 1870, collapsed in 1928 flood
Gothic stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.61245, -91.60652   (decimal degrees)
35°36'45" N, 91°36'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/626206/3941858 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 11 N., R. 6 W., Sec. 2
300 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 10382 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (9,237)
Arch (12,777)
Arkansas (1,777)
Built 1870 (186)
Built during 1870s (1,428)
Continuous (2,674)
Deck arch (12,001)
Have street view (30,051)
Independence County, Arkansas (28)
Lost (30,632)
Lost 1928 (94)
Lost during 1920s (816)
Owned by state (16,705)
Stone arch (3,328)
US 167 (19)

Update Log 

  • May 5, 2018: New photos from Leslie Sessums
  • July 5, 2011: New photo from Kenneth Rorie
  • July 11, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • February 19, 2005: Posted new photos

Related Bridges 


  • AHTD
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  • Kenneth Rorie
  • Leslie Sessums - leslie-loves-you [at] hotmail [dot] com


Salado Creek US 167 Bridge
Posted May 7, 2017, by Kenneth Rorie (krorie [at] cox [dot] net)

This rock bridge over Salado Creek at Huff was built in 1870 and collapsed during a flood in 1928; a similar bridge was built downstream in 1870 and collapsed in 1958. The one that fell in 1928 was replaced by a new bridge which was replaced by the present bridge when Highway 167 South was widened in the early 2000's. The bridge that fell in 1958 was not replaced and is on private property. It is closed to the public. Col. John Adams Schnable, a German immigrant who lived at Jacksonport, architect and engineer,constructed both rock bridges.

Salado Creek US 167 Bridge
Posted June 26, 2013, by Kenneth Rorie (krorie [at] cox [dot] net)

The bridge was constructed in 1870 and collapsed in January 1958.

Salado Creek US 167 Bridge
Posted July 11, 2010, by Thomas Williams (twil [dot] 1 [at] netzero [dot] comWh)

When was this stone arch bridge built? And who Built it? It is a very interting design ! It looks European. I have searched the Arkanas State Hiway Department archives and the earliest I can go back is a steel and concrete through truss bridge built in 1928 to 1929. I was born in Batesville in 1953 and as long as I remenber I have seen the remaining center column of the bridge. I assume that the 1929 bridge was the replacement for the stone bridge.I have living in Las Vegas NV now for 30 years but this mystery still haunts me ! If anyone out there knows the awnser to my questions please send an e mail at twil.1

Salado Creek US 167 Bridge
Posted August 6, 2007, by Kip (cityman05 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I have always wondered about this bridge. I see the remains of it every time I stop at the rest area going to Batesville.

Most of the time there are kids playing or swimming around it in the water.

I'll take some pics of what is still standing the next time I'm through there and post them.