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UP - River Road Overpass

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Facing south on River Road

Photo taken by M C Toyer in September 2014

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BH Photo #301831

Map 

Description 

The MKT Railroad, built southwest from the Kansas border through Indian Territory, reached Denison Texas in December 1872. Present River Road was the westernmost of two roads that connected Benjamin Colbert's ferry and bridge to Colbert and Durant, then later the Red River Bridge Company's 1892 and 1915 toll bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over River Road on UP RR / former MKT RR
Location
Bryan County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1922
Railroads
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT; Katy)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Concrete stringer railroad overpass
Dimensions
Span length: 23.0 ft.
Total length: 23.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.9 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Also called
MKT - River Road Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.83470, -96.51610   (decimal degrees)
33°50'05" N, 96°30'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/729853/3746603 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Denison Dam
Elevation
570 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
(1992) 07N3651E2193000
(2000) OKNBI 012320000000000
BH 63672 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: corrected location, added details and photos

Sources 

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