It is always exciting to "find" a bridge that is unknown, and not listed on any documentation available to me. The way I got to see and photograph this bridge is through a meeting of a group of bridge enthusiasts who organized an outing specifically to view this bridge. The bridge sits in the middle of private leased property, and permission from the owner had to be acquired, and a representative had to unlock a gate and let us in a few miles back from where the bridge actually sits.
Arriving on site, it was still not too clear if a bridge was there. See the first photo. However walking closer it was obvious that this was a "big" bridge, of some significance at some point in history. Due to high water and flooding at some time in the past it has fallen off it piers, so it lists to one side. Due to the overgrowth and dark rainy day it was difficult to get really good photos, but I went ahead anyway because I may never get the chance to view this bridge again.
Looking at current maps, I still can't figure out why this bridge exists. It must have been a major route northeast out of Atkins at one time, yet I can't figure out to where. The road just ends on the northeast side of the bridge. I can find no connecting road, but I suppose if I were to look at vintage maps it might become clear.