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Eagles Bluff Bridge

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Eagles Bluff Bridge

This is actually near Ellerville

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in March 2007

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BH Photo #129110

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Illinois River on 1168C in Scraper
Location
Cherokee County, Oklahoma
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1960
Builder
- Boardman Co. of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Design
Riveted, 9-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 190.0 ft.
Total length: 259.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Also called
Combs Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.03222, -94.91101   (decimal degrees)
36°01'56" N, 94°54'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/326852/3988614 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Moodys
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 021580000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 28791 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2013)
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: 12.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
200

Update Log 

  • May 2, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.
  • October 26, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • October 26, 2015: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added alternate name and status as Doomed
  • December 3, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney

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Comments 

Eagles Bluff Bridge
Posted January 27, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Eagles Bluff Bridge
Posted October 26, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Eagles Bluff Bridge
Posted June 20, 2010, by M

Oct. 25, 1970 I was 5 yrs. 11 months old when I would witness my father trying to throw my pregnant mother (in which he raped 4 months prior) off this bridge. My father's relatives were on this bridge that night. I found

a photo on the internet last yr. This is how I remember the bridge as I ran down that wooden deck to save my mother's life. This would be my father's second attempt on my mother's life that night.