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UP - North Boggy Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in November 2009

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BH Photo #149863

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt deck truss bridge over North Boggy Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Atoka County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Located next to old alignment of US 69, parallel to current US 69
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.44047, -96.07215   (decimal degrees)
34°26'26" N, 96°04'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/769019/3814885 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stringtown
Elevation
587 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43662 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Atoka County, Oklahoma (36)
Deck truss (1,593)
Oklahoma (1,967)
Open (38,342)
Owned by railroad (10,966)
Pratt deck truss (329)
Pratt truss (8,623)
Railroad (14,263)
Truss (31,052)
Union Pacific Railroad (2,138)

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2009: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • November 27, 2009: Updated by John Cross: Photos added, coordinates, elevation, quad and information
  • November 26, 2009: Added by Gene McCluney

Sources 

  • John Cross - jcross [at] cross-photography [dot] com
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com

Comments 

North Boggy Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted April 25, 2010, by Bill Youngblood (williamy [at] webtorials [dot] net)

Thanks for these great photos. They helped me tweak my O-gauge version of the NBC bridge that I am building using a small reproduction of Preston George's classic 1948 picture of the bridge and pictures of an HO-gauge version built by Shane Murphy. For other modelers wishing to recreate this unique bridge, an excellent place to start is by reading Shane's article in The Katy Flyer, pg 17-20, December 2007; The Katy Flyer is a publication of the Katy Railroad Historical Society.