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Red River Bridge



Lost bridge over Red River on AR 41 & TX 8
Little River County, Arkansas, and Bowie County, Texas
Replaced by new bridge
Built circa 1962; Replaced 1995
Length of largest span: 193.9 ft.
Total length: 1,382.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.56986, -94.41110   (decimal degrees)
33°34'11" N, 94°24'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/369029/3715356 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Daniels Chapel
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 6460 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 44646 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 21, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added approximate build date
  • February 21, 2011: Updated by Brad Smith: Accidentily incorporated the NBI inventory for the new bridge. Backed it out.
  • March 28, 2010: Added by David Backlin


  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Brad Smith - gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com


Red River Bridge
Posted June 22, 2010, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The bridge the current Highway TX8 / AR41 bridge replaced a very similar steel stringer bridge. Its supports had suffered some pretty significant scour and immediately after the 1990 flood it was hanging in the air with neither end actually touching. It was likely built in the late fifties, early sixties, but I can't remember a through truss structure there. I looked at a 1954 Texas map and I found a "toll ferry" there.


The 1961 map shows an apparent free bridge