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Wolf Bayou Bridge



Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100975


Lost pony truss bridge over Wolf Bayou on CR 85 (Old AR 30) in Scott
Pulaski County, Arkansas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1924; Replaced 2006
Skewed, riveted, 10-panel Warren pony truss with verticals
Span length: 71.8 ft.
Total length: 71.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 26, 2004
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.71453, -92.09265   (decimal degrees)
34°42'52" N, 92°05'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/583085/3841760 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
AHTD 16551 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
NRHP 04000502 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10549 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Arkansas (1,764)
Built 1924 (776)
Built during 1920s (10,256)
Lost (28,430)
Lost 2006 (374)
Lost during 2000s (4,406)
NR-listed (3,013)
Owned by county (21,606)
Pony truss (17,008)
Pulaski County, Arkansas (79)
Replaced by new bridge (19,335)
Riveted (2,508)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,420)
Structurally deficient (12,886)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,568)
Truss (35,420)
Warren pony truss (3,556)
Warren truss (7,000)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2006: Brian Wright reports that bridge has been replaced



Wolf Bayou Bridge
Posted September 5, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That's not considered normal on this site Joseph...

That's considered ugly!!!

Wolf Bayou Bridge
Posted September 5, 2016, by Joseph scoggin (joey [dot] thomas189 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge has been worked on the tressles have been taken down and made into a normal bridge the plaque is built into the concrete.

Wolf Bayou Bridge aka Mama Lou's Bridge
Posted October 29, 2006, by jessica (ryanandjessica42806 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Scott - Mama Lou's Bridge - It is said that a woman and her new born baby drove off this bridge and died. If you go there at night and say "Mama Lou I've got your baby" strange things will happen. Your car won't start or you'll hear screeching noises like the paint is being scraped off your car. You can also see a woman in white floating in the field near the bridge. GREAT PLACE TO GO FOR HALLOWEEN! IN ARKANSAS....

Wolf Bayou Bridge
Posted April 21, 2006, by Brian Wright (brian [dot] wright [at] arkansashighways [dot] com)

Pulaski County recently replaced this bridge.