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Illinois River Bridge


Barricade at West Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in March 2007


BH Photo #124727


Street View 


Abandoned through truss bridge over Illinois River on Old US 62
Cherokee County, Oklahoma
Removed but not replaced
Built circa 1920; Bypassed by new alignment of US 62 and abandoned 1964
One pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
One pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.92304, -94.92339   (decimal degrees)
35°55'23" N, 94°55'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/326470/3977121 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 37440 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


7-panel truss (354)
Built during 1920s (9,144)
Cherokee County, Oklahoma (17)
Have street view (24,039)
Lally columns (265)
Lost (19,910)
Oklahoma (1,946)
Owned by county (19,085)
Pin-connected (3,552)
Pratt through truss (4,717)
Pratt truss (8,206)
Through truss (13,224)
Truss (29,962)
US 62 (77)

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 11, 2014: New photo from Bryce Denny
  • July 1, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • October 4, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Abandoned 1964
  • February 27, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Added built date
  • December 27, 2008: Updated by David Backlin: Added GPS Info
  • December 3, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • September 16, 2008: Added by David Backlin



Illinois River Bridge
Posted August 7, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Illinois River Bridge
Posted July 1, 2011, by Mike Spivey (lefturn99 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Wow what a story.

Illinois River Bridge
Posted June 20, 2010, by M

Oct. 25 1970...at the end of the dirt road (turn around) I witnessed my father trying to drown my pregnant mother. He tried to hog-tied her with a chain. I believe we were one of the last people to cross this bridge back then. I remember a car having to back down that ramp, because of the cracking of the boards. I would be punished here for saving my mom's life. This was my father's first attempt on my mother's life.

Illinois River Bridge
Posted January 16, 2009, by randy rogers (dezrtratt [at] yahoo [dot] com)

what memories! i can remember driving across this bridge just for the fun of it. we used to swim and fish here. i thought for sure it was gone. happy to see it isnt.