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Board Camp Creek Bridge


Oblique view

Photo taken April 2005 by Wayne Kizziar

BH Photo #100813


The pony truss has been replaced long before my visit of 2020.


Pony truss bridge over Board Camp Creek on CR 657
Polk County, Arkansas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1915, replaced 2015
Riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Pony Truss is now replaced (well before my 2020 visit).
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 88.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.54339, -94.09993   (decimal degrees)
34°32'36" N, 94°05'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/399072/3822958 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Board Camp
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 16243 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10499 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 7.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


4-panel truss (315)
Arkansas (1,765)
Built 1915 (1,259)
Built during 1910s (9,970)
Lost (28,468)
Lost 2015 (396)
Lost during 2010s (3,601)
One-lane traffic (7,835)
Owned by county (21,607)
Polk County, Arkansas (43)
Pony truss (17,011)
Pratt pony truss (3,950)
Pratt truss (10,297)
Replaced by new bridge (19,360)
Riveted (2,508)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,220)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,792)
Truss (35,452)
Wooden deck (6,160)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Replacement date
  • May 3, 2020: New photos from John Cross
  • June 30, 2010: New photos from Fredrick Garcia
  • April 4, 2005: Posted updated photos by Wayne Kizziar


  • Wayne Kizziar - waynekizziar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • AHTD
  • Fred Garcia
  • John Cross - jcrossiam [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Board Camp Creek Bridge
Posted December 10, 2020, by J Lance (bugo73 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I lived in Mena for most of my life, and I had no idea it was there until I saw it on Bridgehunter. I visited the crossing back in the mid 2000s and got to take a few pictures before they removed it. If it weren't for Bridgehunter, I would never have never known about this bridge. Thanks, James.

Board Camp Creek Bridge
Posted June 30, 2010, by Fredrick Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge at 5 p.m. on 29 June 2010. Little hard to find because the access road is posted NO TRESPASSING but there is no gate and the county road sign is on the opposite side of the main road (misleading). The bridge is no longer closed to traffic. All the timber has been replaced with treated beams and planks at least one year ago. There are no running boards. I have added a few updated photos to this posting.