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Polecat Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in October 2013

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BH Photo #269315

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Pin-connected through truss bridge with deck and approached removed.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Polecat Creek on old alignment of Slick Rd.
Location
Kellyville, Creek County, Oklahoma
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built c.1915, bypassed in 1965.
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.92173, -96.22576   (decimal degrees)
35°55'18" N, 96°13'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/750313/3978823 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kellyville
Inventory number
BH 58585 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,026)
Creek County, Oklahoma (48)
Have street view (22,091)
Kellyville, Oklahoma (1)
Lally columns (254)
Lattice Railing (182)
Oklahoma (1,899)
Owned by county (18,857)
Pin-connected (3,221)
Pratt through truss (4,600)
Pratt truss (8,020)
Through truss (12,900)
Truss (29,451)

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2017: New Street View added by Dave King
  • October 28, 2013: Added by Rick Mattioni

Sources 

  • Rick Mattioni
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Polecat Creek Bridge
Posted September 23, 2017, by Don Morrison

Historic maps show no tracks other than the present ones, so the train must've crossed the RR bridge near Rte 66 shortly before the head-on collision.

Polecat Creek Bridge
Posted September 22, 2017, by John Marvig

I may be reaching here, but it kinda looks like this one is narrow and heavy enough to have been a railroad bridge. Perhaps the previous comment also points to this?

Polecat Creek Bridge
Posted September 22, 2017, by denise riley (deniserriley [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Is this the bridge that was just passed over before the tragic train wreck of 1917? Or was the one closer to Hwy 66 the bridge?