2 votes

Salt Creek Bridge



Photo taken by Wes Kinsler in 2005

BH Photo #151623


Pony truss bridge over Salt Creek on N2650
Blaine County, Oklahoma
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1915; Replaced 2013
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
3-panel Pin-connected Pratt pony truss.
Span length: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 48.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.04833, -98.28167   (decimal degrees)
36°02'54" N, 98°16'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/564702/3989547 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 004160000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 28712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 5, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • January 3, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Added addition bridge data


Salt Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I think a lot of times the local farmer asks if they can just leave the bridge (thinking they might use it elsewhere on the farm) then like many "projects" they never get around to it, or it turns out to be more work than its worth. We have a few such bridges in the Thumb of Michigan.

Salt Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That would be great. Those Canton plaques are awesome! They appear on a few of their pony trusses.

Salt Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2017, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Based on google imagery, bridge may have been left on dry land just south of the bridge. Maybe it was left to the property owner to reuse.