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US65 South Fork Little Red River Bridge



Photo taken July 2003 and provided by the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

BH Photo #101146



Three-span cantilevered deck truss bridge over South Fork Little Red River on US 65 in Clinton
Van Buren County, Arkansas
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1931 by M.K. Orr of Little Rock; rehabilitated 1962; Replaced 2011
- M. K. Orr of Little Rock, Arkansas
Cantilevered Pratt deck truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 404.8 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.58667, -92.45167   (decimal degrees)
35°35'12" N, 92°27'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/549676/3938243 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 01486 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
AHTD 1486 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 10639 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 4, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Updated Status
  • January 7, 2005: Posted new photos



South Fork US 65 Bridge
Posted March 4, 2011, by bradley mcwilliams (bradley [at] mmoilfield [dot] com)

heres an update. I am writing this on March 4, 2011. The bridge in the photo is in the process of being demolished. It has been replaced by a concrete deck bridge.

South Fork US 65 Bridge
Posted February 12, 2007, by Fred Garcia (fandsgarcia [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge on Saturday, 10 Feb. 2007, at 11:00 am.

I have been told by a resident of Clinton that this bridge will be demolished when a new bridge and road cut are built to straighten out the curves on Hwy 65.

This bridge has been previously widened as there are additional piers on the downstream side. The cantilevered iron work substructure is hardly noticeable as one drives across. Well built with riveted components.

Pilgrims Pride has a poultry processing plant about a mile upstream from the bridge. Swallows have built 100's of mud nest pasted to the concrete underside. The river eventually merges with Greers Ferry Lake.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.