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Sulphur Creek Bridge

Photos 

Oblique view, facing west

Photo taken by M C Toyer in August 2014

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BH Photo #301667

Map 

Description 

This bridge is located on the original Oklahoma Highway 5 which was designated US Highway 70 in 1926. Present US 70 west of the bridge follows the original alignment but east of the bridge follows ca 1938 realignment.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Sulphur Creek on US Highway 70
Location
Bryan County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Preparations are underway for the demolition and replacement of this bridge.
History
Built 1939
Design
Steel stringer bridge with concrete deck, abutments and pilings. It was originally built with concrete posts and rails but those have since been removed and replaced with steel guardrails mounted on steel beams.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 110.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.00074, -96.06706   (decimal degrees)
34°00'03" N, 96°04'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/770892/3766117 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bennington North
Elevation
550 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
3,100
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 073050000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 63641 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (13,618)
Bryan County, Oklahoma (55)
Built 1939 (713)
Built during 1930s (10,938)
Continuous (2,204)
Doomed (1,066)
Functionally obsolete (7,621)
Oklahoma (1,960)
Old US 70 (6)
Open (37,945)
Owned by state (14,645)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,493)
Steel stringer (5,371)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,869)
US 70 (78)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2014: Added, corrected location, added details and photos

Sources 

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