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Fourche Lafave River Bridge


Fourche LaFave River Bridge

Photo showing north side of bridge

Photo taken by J. Randall Houp in March 2014


BH Photo #280922


This is the modern bridge built in 1984 that replaced the former bridge, Hunt Bridge, a two span pass thru truss earlier built at this point on the Fourche LaFave River. The old historic bridge is listed on Bridgehunter as the Fourche LaFave Arkansas 307 Bridge. Remnants of the previous bridge are still visible on the north side of the current bridge.


Steel stringer bridge over Fourche Lafave River on Sh 307
Yell County, Arkansas
Open to traffic
Built 1984
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 637.2 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.90320, -93.49721   (decimal degrees)
34°54'12" N, 93°29'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/454575/3862421 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
AHTD 6047 (Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. bridge number)
BH 60526 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arkansas (1,765)
Beam (16,893)
Built 1984 (65)
Built during 1980s (763)
Modern (2,673)
Open (40,970)
Owned by state (16,566)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,656)
Steel stringer (6,714)
Total length 500-1000 feet (3,065)
Yell County, Arkansas (85)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2014: Added by J. Randall Houp


  • J. Randall Houp


Fourche Lafave River Bridge
Posted April 3, 2014, by M. Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I would agree. I do not think we need the entire Arkansas bridge inventory added to Bridgehunter.

Just being 50 years old does not make it worthy of mention. I’m going to blunt, this site has been getting awfully watered down the past year or so with non-historic nor notable highway and rail bridges.

I understand beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I always ask myself a few questions… Does adding this bridge take away from the awareness of truly notable structures? Would anyone notice or care if this bridge was gone?

Fourche Lafave River Bridge
Posted March 31, 2014, by Matt Lohry

Or maybe just put this one on uglybridges.com...

Fourche Lafave River Bridge
Posted March 30, 2014, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Maybe just add the photos of the replacement bridge on the old bridge page? This bridge doesn't need its own page.