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Blue River Bridge

Photos 

Through view facing east

Photo taken by M C Toyer in August 2014

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BH Photo #301634

Map 

Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Blue River on old US Highway 70
Location
Bryan County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1921 with Federal Aid Project funding
Builder
- General Construction Co. of St. Louis, Missouri
Design
Steel Pratt through truss bridge with concrete deck, abutments and pilings and steel lattice guardrails. Adjoining roadway and deck overlaid with asphalt.
Dimensions
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:
Blue
Elevation
500 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 012210000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 28719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 52.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
100

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Corrected location, added details and photos

Related Bridges 

  • Caddo Creek Bridge (Same project) - 1921 FAP and General Construction Company on OK Hwy 5

Sources 

  • M C Toyer - mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com