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Walnut Street Bridge


Oblique view

Photo provided by Barbara Carlson

BH Photo #100552


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Calico Creek on Walnut Street in Calico Rock
Izard County, Arkansas
Open to one-lane traffic with a 7 ton weight limit
Built 1908 by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2001
- Illinois Steel Bridge Co. of Jacksonville, Illinois
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 77.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.11745, -92.14154   (decimal degrees)
36°07'03" N, 92°08'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/577256/3997316 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Calico Rock
Inventory numbers
AHTD 19200 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10383 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 8, 2005: Beth Cooper reports bridge is still open and Barbara Carlson submitted contemporary photos


  • AHTD
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com


Walnut Street Bridge
Posted June 22, 2015, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I'd recommend a two-tube guiderail system be installed her, to provide protection for both the historic bridge, as well as for vehicles.

This example bridge demonstrates my suggested solution...


Not not only the two-tube system, but also the smooth transition into the approach guiderail.

Walnut Street Bridge
Posted June 22, 2015, by ranchmama (Ranchmama [at] icloud [dot] com)

Be advised,if you cross this in any vehicle other than a car and exercise caution then: if you look at the view of it heading north on the street,the steel " handrails" ( fo r lack of a better word) or.lateral steel supports come off of the end as the street turns back to the right. You are already off of the bridge but,is you are driving a truck as we were ( a dually) you are still dealing with these steel guard rails that are unseen from the drivers view in a truck or something with height. We hit the end of it and we were already off this bridge and on the street 100%.it cracked the rear fender wheel flare. I realize a dually isn't the most narrow of vehicles and we do have an 8 foot bed on it but,the bridge IS rated for much larger trucks,after all and we are unfamiliar with it and the problem it poses. I am all fo preserving something historically significant as long as it doesn't risk doing $$$ damage to someones vehicle.