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Illinois Bayou Bridge


Lost Pony truss bridge over Illinois Bayou on Us 64
Pope County, Arkansas
Replaced by new bridge
Built circa 1935 ; Replaced 1964
Pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.31806, -93.18528   (decimal degrees)
35°19'05" N, 93°11'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/483158/3908330 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Russellville West
Inventory number
BH 45268 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Arkansas (1,764)
Built during 1930s (12,164)
Lost (28,402)
Lost 1964 (93)
Lost during 1960s (922)
Owned by state (16,549)
Pony truss (17,004)
Pope County, Arkansas (33)
Replaced by new bridge (19,311)
Truss (35,396)
US 64 (63)

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2010: Added by David Backlin



Illinois Bayou Bridge
Posted September 14, 2015, by Jason Hann (geighcun [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge might ought to also be added to the 'inundated' category, as I have heard in the past that it still exists under the water of Lake Dardanelle.

The location of the bridge was closer to the railroad, I believe, as Highway 64 used to continue along what is now Marina Rd. and continued straight along the west side of the railroad (Marina Rd. now curves away from that original alignment, which can still be partially seen). The old alignment and bridge was bypassed by the current alignment due to the construction of the Arkansas River dam and creation of Lake Dardanelle, so the site of the bridge likely is undisturbed.

Obviously some confirmation would be helpful.

Illinois Bayou Bridge
Posted May 17, 2010, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)