Blue River Bridge
Through view facing east
Photo taken by M C Toyer in August 2014
BH Photo #301634
Bridge was constructed in 1921 on Oklahoma State Highway 5 which was designated US Highway 70 in 1926. In 1938 the alignment of US 70 was moved about one mile north. The bridge and original roadway continue to serve as an important secondary road.
- Pratt through truss bridge over Blue River on old US Highway 70
- Bryan County, Oklahoma
- Open to traffic
- Built in 1921 with Federal Aid Project funding
- - General Construction Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
- Steel Pratt through truss bridge with concrete deck, abutments and pilings and steel lattice guardrails. Adjoining roadway and deck overlaid with asphalt.
Length of largest span: 97.1 ft.
Total length: 143.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
- Also called
- Big Blue River Bridge
Old US Highway 70 Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +33.98286, -96.24608 (decimal degrees)
33°58'58" N, 96°14'46" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/754406/3763673 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- 500 ft. above sea level
- Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
- Inventory numers
- OKNBI 012210000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 28719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of January 2015)
- Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 52.9 (out of 100)
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- October 14, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added details and photos
- M C Toyer - mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com