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Eleven Point River Bridge



Photo provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #100977



Lost through truss bridge over the Eleven Point River on Blacks Ferry Road
Randolph County, Arkansas
No longer exists
Built by the Canton Bridge Co.
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Pin-connected, 10-panel Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.29131, -91.10039   (decimal degrees)
36°17'29" N, 91°06'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/670585/4017933 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ravenden Springs SE
Inventory numbers
AHTD 16584 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10550 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


10-panel truss (158)
A-frame portal (429)
Arkansas (1,756)
Canton Bridge Co. (196)
Lost (25,779)
Mystery (86)
Parker through truss (1,326)
Parker truss (1,711)
Pin-connected (3,985)
Randolph County, Arkansas (16)
Through truss (15,474)
Truss (33,442)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2006: Posted new photos



Eleven Point River Bridge
Posted July 21, 2017, by Anderson (holdenerc [at] yahoo [dot] com )

This is the old bridge on Blacksferry Road, I grew up right down the road from it where the road splits into Water Valley & Blacksferry Roads. There is a bridge in Dalton, where I now live 5 miles from and a bridge on highway 90, as well as a bridge on hwy 62, which all cross the Eleven Point River. Kilo Vista is actually a member camp site where you can see where the old bridge once was. You can also see where the old bridge was at Dalton. The old bridge on Blacksferry Road had a date stamp, I guess you could call it, on the top part of the bridge overhead. It had the date, with names of the people who built or probably funded the bridge, with Canton, Ohio on the bottom of the license plate like trademark.

Eleven Point River Bridge
Posted December 4, 2014, by Ginger Rosenzweig (happy3 [at] comcast [dot] net)

The bridge is not the Dalton Bridge, it is the bridge over Eleven Point River on Blacks Ferry Road in Water Valley. I would like to know the year it was built and the year it was replaced with the new bridge.

Eleven Point River Bridge
Posted June 16, 2013, by Ruth Dobbins (rutytoot2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is the old Eleven Point River Bridge in Dalton, AR.

Eleven Point River Bridge
Posted July 22, 2011, by randall

Blacksferry bridge went on many BIRDELL SADDLE CLUB trail rides over it my mom has pictures of team of mules that had to be carried across because their feet would fall through the planks . does anybody have picture of RUSH WATER WHEEL

Eleven Point River Bridge
Posted October 21, 2009, by Linda Bunn (gibby_64 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I was guessing the bridge over Eleven Point up near Dalton on Hwy 90, but not being a native of this county, I am not certain. Many Saturday afternoons spent on and under that bridge, but it was replaced by a modern structure, dismantled after that. I know where Kilo Vista is, but never saw the bridge, nor any pictures of it till now. I have seen the pilings and what's left of the approaches on visits there.

Eleven Point River Bridge
Posted September 27, 2009, by Eddie Rose (fireman916 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

According to a friend of mine, that is the old Blacksferry Road bridge near Water Valley. He has lived there for what seems to be forever and said he can remember walking across it numerous times.

If you look in the background, the big hill on the left appears to be where Summit Road is and also Tweedy's farm.

Eleven Point River Bridge
Posted April 13, 2009, by Joshua Dement (dement_missions [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge does in fact look like the old bridge at Kilo Vista(Old Birdell). This bridge was dismantled in I believe the 1940s and moved to Northern Randolph County and reconstructed over the Janes Creek on Upper Janes Creek Road. Sometime in the 1990s it was permanently dismantled and replaced with a modern concrete bridge.

Eleven Point River Bridge
Posted October 29, 2006, by John Fluke (johnf [at] centurytel [dot] net)

I think this bridge was at what is now known as Kilo Vista, about one mile down river from the present highway 62 bridge.