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Little Cossatot River Bridge


Deck view

Photo taken August 2004 by Wayne Kizziar

BH Photo #101070



Pony truss bridge over Little Cossatot River on CR 139 (Wildwood Road) west of Lockesburg in Lockesburg
Sevier County, Arkansas
Open to traffic
Built 1908 by the Morava Construction Co. of Chicago
- Morava Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 6, 1990
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.97515, -94.20520   (decimal degrees)
33°58'31" N, 94°12'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/388667/3760054 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 16902 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
NRHP 90000538 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10610 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 25, 2010: New photos from Wayne Kizziar



Little Cossatot River Bridge
Posted June 14, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Here is a 1923 advertisement for this obscure bridge builder.

Little Cossatot River Bridge
Posted November 25, 2010, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Happy Thanksgiving, new photos!

Little Cossatot River Bridge
Posted May 26, 2007, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Howdy John, you are right on in your assessment of the monolithic pier, it is a later addition. Here is a photo from The Library of Congress web site taken in 1988 and there is no concrete pier visible. As far as I know this bridge is in it's original location. Here is a link to the LOC website for the bridge. http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/hh:@field(SUBJ+@...))

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Little Cossatot River Bridge
Posted May 26, 2007, by John Cross (jcross [at] fortsmithhome [dot] com)

Some interesting notes. It would be nice to hear from Wayne and Fred on this. First you can note in Wayne's photos (see underneath) the monolithic pier/abutment. This appears to my untrained eye as a modern touch. Second as Fred mentioned rivets and bolts (generally a sign of repair or relocation). This bridge was well maintained as of 5/25/2007 i.e. good wood and abutment work. Was this bridge moved in/relocated? It appears original in it's boiler plate type piers.

This seemed very curious to me. Also if you drove a little further in to the West you could see a double tree line, lining and old roadway. I was going to jeep down it, but it was fenced or had a "gap" across it.

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Little Cossatot River Bridge
Posted February 12, 2007, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge on 03 Feb. 2007 at 3:30 pm.

This bridge is at the very end of a county dirt road that may only be used by one person (farmer). Once you go over the bridge, the road abruptly ends at a cattle gate.

This Pony truss is different in construction than most. It is mostly bolted together but also has some riveting. The wooden guardrails have rotted away long ago and have never been replaced. The wooden decking and running boards are in good shape.

There is an old barking dog on the other side but not agressive. Whoever lives out there has their own historical bridge that is probably county maintained. I was sturdy to drive across.

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