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Buffalo River Bridge


Photo taken by John Christeson in August 2019


BH Photo #470348


Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Buffalo River on Arkansas 7
Newton County, Arkansas
Open to traffic
Future prospects
New Bridge Being Built
Built 1931
Pennsylvania through truss
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 375.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Inventory number
BH 89028 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Arkansas (1,753)
Built 1931 (939)
Built during 1930s (11,800)
Doomed (1,099)
NR-listed (2,964)
Newton County, Arkansas (11)
Open (40,046)
Owned by state (16,102)
Pennsylvania truss (493)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,243)
Through truss (15,284)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,273)
Truss (33,137)

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2020: New photo from John Christeson


  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com


Buffalo River Bridge
Posted March 23, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Dwight, you should contact the authorities there and see if the plaque is being retained. If nothing else I'll bet you could ask for a nice photo to be taken and emailed to you (assuming you're not close-by). A large framed print would be the next best thing.

Buffalo River Bridge
Posted March 23, 2021, by Dwight Driver (ddygdriver [at] suddenlink [dot] net)

My grandfather, Dwight Hale Blackwood, was Highway commissioner when this bridge was built and is named on the plaque. I sure wish I had it, or even just a photo of it.

Buffalo River Bridge
Posted October 30, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I sent a delete request for this page because it is a duplicate. Original page here: https://bridgehunter.com/ar/newton/pruitt/

Buffalo River Bridge
Posted October 28, 2020, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

This is The Pruitt Bridge BH 10470

Buffalo River Bridge
Posted April 16, 2020, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Replacement coming huh? Sad....not a super-common bridge....some lucky construction worker gets half a plaque looks like