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Blue River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Chris “Tulip” Revill

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BH Photo #463103

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Blue River on North Wade Road
Location
Bryan County, Oklahoma
Status
Abandoned 2002
History
Built 1914; abandoned 2002
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 148.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.91733, -96.06626   (decimal degrees)
33°55'02" N, 96°03'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/771232/3756866 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 7 S., R. 12 E., Sec. 29
Elevation
450 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 007180000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 28718 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,480)
Bryan County, Oklahoma (56)
Built 1914 (790)
Built during 1910s (9,453)
NR-eligible (4,025)
Oklahoma (1,992)
Owned by county (20,317)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,307)
Through truss (14,556)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,797)
Truss (31,955)
Wooden deck (6,017)

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2019: New photos from M C Toyer
  • December 29, 2019: New photos from Chris “Tulip” Revill
  • December 29, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Location and status update

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Chris “Tulip” Revill - lonestaroverland [at] gmail [dot] com
  • M C Toyer - mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Blue River Bridge
Posted December 30, 2019, by M C Toyer (mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com)

When I visited this site 5 years ago I had checked the county property maps and the original alignment, which is downstream around a 90 degree bend in the river, was shown as a public right of way.

Blue River Bridge
Posted December 30, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Nice !!

Blue River Bridge
Posted December 29, 2019, by Chris “Tulip” Revill (lonestaroverland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Confirmed this bridge still exists as of 12/29/2019 and is not lost. However, it is on private property and not accessible. Pics were taken on E2135/N. Wade Rd., N 33 55.038 W 96 03.976