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Posted June 19, 2018, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I attempted to visit this bridge, but it no longer exists. NBI shows it was removed between 2008 and 2012.

Posted June 19, 2018, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I visited this bridge 6-16-18. It is now barricaded and posted as Bridge Closed.

Posted May 30, 2018, by Neal Boatright (nealboat [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The picture you have posted at top of page is on our private property not a county road.

Posted May 30, 2018, by Ann Marie Ryals (annmarieryals [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is located on private property, not a county road, and is not open to traffic. The road and bridge are privately maintained.

Posted May 30, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Posted May 30, 2018, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge in the comments. Is a different bridge

Posted May 20, 2018, by Mark James (psjmdj [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I remember waiting on the red light to get across this bridge.

Posted May 19, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Judging by photo 4, I'm going to say that this was a relocated railroad bridge.

Posted May 19, 2018, by Tony Anderson (scout2tony [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited site today, 19 May 2018. New concrete bridge in place.

Posted May 17, 2018, by As info

Laara how wide is span you need to cross? Makes HUGE difference in cost. If 50 feet or less can span with a semi trailer for about 900 dollars DIY.

Posted May 17, 2018, by larae brown (laraeok [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Are any of these bridges for sale? We have land in Cleveland county out on Stella Road and have a large canyon we'd like to span. If some are for sale, please give me an idea as to price and possible delivery.

Posted May 13, 2018, by Curtis Hudson

As of Google Earth's imagery of 3/12/18, this bridge is blocked off.

Posted April 30, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It looks like the replacement bridge is composed of salvaged/reused beams. I think I see some old rivets on them. Not that this makes any difference, just an observation.

Posted April 29, 2018, by Dwayne Hendrickson (okiedokiegames [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been replaced. I don't know when it was replaced.

Posted April 19, 2018, by Tannie Olsen (tannieolsen [at] gmail [dot] com)

I notice that you don't have a picture of the Midland Valley Trestle over Myers Creek. I have attached a color photograph of the bridge. I expect the photo to be credited to the Tannie Olsen photo collection and you do have my permission to post it as part of your website. If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to answer them.

Tannie Olsen

Posted April 11, 2018, by Tuck John Porter (designertjp [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hello Folks! These are great Pecan Creek Bridge Pics and sure do bring back memories! Used to come here every Summer, back in the 60's just around the corner near Black Jack Baptist Church. To Photographer Gene McCluney, your "from-the-ditch-view" was exceptionally brazen! Weren't you afraid of stepping on a Cottonmouth Water Moccasin or something? I came thru here in 2016 to attend a Family Clan Funeral, and noticed the new Bridge here is completely open to the sky (smile). And wider!

Posted April 1, 2018, by Anonymous

YOW!!! KILLER discovery!!

Posted March 31, 2018, by J Lance (bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here is a mostly complete archive of Oklahoma state highway maps:

http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/maps/state/archive-a.htm

Here is an archive of different types of maps, mostly of Oklahoma including some historic county road maps:

https://dc.library.okstate.edu/digital/collection/OKMaps/sea...

Posted March 25, 2018, by Jay Bissell

This bridge has been replaced.

Posted March 24, 2018, by david (davidbonifazi [at] earthlink [dot] net)

Sadly, this bridge has been replaced by a modern concrete on steel beam bridge

Posted March 17, 2018, by Carl Edmundson (cfe [at] att [dot] net)

Actually these old bridges are/were on Verdigris River. I grew up around there for over 60 years. Looking closely at Google maps it shows Bird Creek turning back north and tying into Navigation Channel, the old Verdigris River channel is much wider than Bird Creek.

Posted March 6, 2018, by Matthew Lane Siegmann (clarinetboy [at] netscape [dot] net)

The road this bridge is on is officially signed MacArthur Blvd. That road originally linked Marshall (to the north) and Lovell (to the south). The road currently T's with E0650 Rd, but originally continued strait south for about a half mile before crossing west over the railroad tracks and continuing on south to E0660 Rd and Lovell. I'm not sure when this span of road was closed though. As of today the bridge is still there and open to traffic. Very pretty drive.

Posted February 19, 2018, by Luke

Road.

Posted February 19, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Did this carry RR or Street?

Posted February 19, 2018, by Bill Hughes (whughes2 [at] suddenlink [dot] net)

Looking for images of Spaulding Bridge Muskogee Oklahoma Built by Vincennes Bridge round 1910

Posted February 5, 2018, by Rhys Martin (rhysfunk [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is now gone.

Posted February 4, 2018, by Jay Bissell

This bridge is not lost. The old bridge still exists just south of the newer one.

Posted February 4, 2018, by Jay Bissell

This bridge was replaced, 2017.

Posted January 25, 2018, by Rhys Martin (rhysfunk [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this old span 1/21/18. New bridge alongside is almost completed. The old bridge is in pretty poor shape, not sure if they'll leave it.

Posted January 1, 2018, by Libby Collins Roe (antiquestitch [at] att [dot] net)

if I'm not mistaken my daddy took us swimming here before when we were little kids. We always wanted to go swimming here in the summer and just loved it. My dad was raised in Shady Point Oklahoma, not far from there. Sweet pictures!

Posted December 28, 2017, by Rhys Martin (rhysfunk [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here's a video from ODOT re: the removal and transport of this bridge: https://vimeo.com/248371961#

Posted December 25, 2017, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is not lost, it is placed in storage to be used as part of a trail. See: http://www.route66world.com/states/oklahoma-states/historic-...

Posted November 21, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Sorry I guess I forgot to post this information, but Scott Sundermeyer at ODOT gave me some good news about this bridge as follows:

The bridge is being adopted by a private citizen, Scot Underwood. The bridge is scheduled to be moved to a location just off SH-11and 136th Street in Skiatook. Google Earth image attached. The work to remove the bridge will take place sometime near Thanksgiving.

Posted November 21, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well that is a shame. These K-Parker trusses are very rare outside of Oklahoma. Thus, they all have National significance As far as I am concerned.

Granted, these are not the oldest trusses in the United States, but that does not degrade their significance. These K-Parker trusses illustrate a type of experimentation that occurred in the latter half of the truss era. They are significant right along with pre 1900 pin connected trusses but for a different reason.

Posted November 20, 2017, by Terrie (oklahomes [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge is now being replaced. 😩

Posted October 3, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If the water was down you could motorboat right through that puppy!

Posted October 2, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

That Google image of the span in the river is awesome

Posted October 2, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Actually Gene. That was a false statement from the oldtimer. , the bridge was moved. And raised when the lake become a lake. I think they moved it in 1964. They actually moved it about 1/4 mile north. Or upriver from where it was. There is an island on south side of the bridge. It was just on the south end of that. Alot of people, think the bridge was up river where the old RR bridge embuttments are. But it wasnt.

Posted September 30, 2017, by John Marvig

Looks like a relocated and reused railroad bridge to me

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.

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?

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?

Posted September 19, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Before someone comments about the dangers of kids being on this RR bridge, this bridge is a spur line, that use to go over to a near by plant thats been shut down for over 30 years, only use this bridge gets now is backed up traffic as they add some cars. So not much chance of getting caught on the bridge.

Posted September 17, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge has been replaced, with new bridge, old bridge no longer exists.

Posted September 11, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Is there a reason to think this bridge ever carried the Jefferson Highway?

Posted July 17, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If you look at Google Streetview from 2013, you can see the remains of this bridge on a sandbar in the river.

Posted July 15, 2017, by David Cathey (david [dot] cathey59 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this one in July 2017. Deck appears to have been recently refurbished.

Posted July 11, 2017, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Nathan, please add my voice to yours. Definitely an American treasure worth of restoration and preservation.

Posted June 23, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Bridge has been replaced by UCEB. As of 6-22-2017, paving of the new road is still underway

Posted June 12, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It was still a worthwhile visit, because now we know it is a product of the Canton Bridge Company due to the portal bracing design. Nice work!

Posted June 12, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice find! Looks like a Canton Bridge Co. product to me. I don't know of any other company that used that X style cresting.

Posted June 12, 2017, by Debbie Yell (dkyell [at] gmail [dot] com)

Really overgrown, so couldn't get a good picture.

Posted May 30, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

No NBI info available. Bridge dates have been obliterated

Posted May 30, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Date is uncertain. The original listing had this along modern-day US 69. Although I corrected the coordinates, the NBIseems to have no info on this bridge.

Posted May 30, 2017, by Robert (priddy74464 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There building a new bridge along the side of this one. So this will be removed in the near future. All the old iron bridges are far and few anymore.

Posted May 13, 2017, by Rhys Martin (rhysfunk [at] gmail [dot] com)

Stopped by today; the new bridge is completed and the old bridge is, indeed, open to pedestrian traffic.

Posted May 8, 2017, by Anonymous

Low Clearance Barrier

Posted May 1, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

New bridge under construction immediately east of this bridge.

Posted April 21, 2017, by John Marvig

The issue that I see is the approach on one end was removed to make room for a park project a couple years back.

Posted April 21, 2017, by Anonymous

But if they would just fix up the historic bridge, they would be right on Target.

Posted April 21, 2017, by Matt Lohry

Since the new bridge will likely be a bland, mundane MOB, they should make the trail lead to as many Wal-marts as possible...

Posted April 20, 2017, by Anonymous

A post in the comments section suggests that the bridge is unsafe for a short length near one end.

So they're going to tear it down and build a wonderful new bridge that will last 100 years.

Maybe they will change the trail's name to "The Money Trail". It would be interesting to see where that trail goes.

Posted April 20, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is too bad. It is hard to convince people to see the value in truss bridges. Of course, people didn't see the value in historic buildings of any type during the urban renewal of the 1950s and 1960s. Now we have come to regret those mistakes.

Posted April 20, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Robert,

What I'm reading out of the article isn't deterioration. They just want to place a modern bridge there instead. Such shameless wastefulness.

Posted April 20, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

So, a bridge that once carried trains has been allowed to deteriorate to the point that it cannot carry pedestrians? A little paint and an occasional cleaning does wonders for preserving metal. This is a lot cheaper than replacing a bridge.

Not maintaining a bridge and then replacing it is like junking a three year old car because the tires are bald.

Posted April 20, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/public-input-sought-for...

Seems extremely wasteful and stupid to me...

Posted April 20, 2017, by J Lance (bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is doomed.

Posted April 19, 2017, by Shawn Bridgman (shawnbridgman [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Old bridge dismantled and removed. New concrete bridge alongside

Posted April 18, 2017, by Matt Lohry

Nope, it's in Okmulgee County, about 1000' north of the McIntosh County line. If you have pics, please post; we'd like to see them, as there currently aren't any.

Posted April 17, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Obviously the person who posted this bridge knows nothing about it first off I am pretty positive its in Mckintosh County, not Okmulgee, 2nd its far from being derilict, in fact its in pristine shape , I have plenty of photos to back that up

Posted March 30, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, these bridges take some work. They don't maintain themselves. Hats off to J.P. for talking with the landowner. Preserving bridges takes partnerships. We have to build good relations with landowners, especially in states where these bridges get conveyed to private landowners.

Posted March 30, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Stone abuts and wingwalls suggest a pre-1900 span. He will need to cut those trees out if he wants to keep it around for a while, as the roots are damaging the substructure.

Posted March 30, 2017, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A gentlemen named Kevin Decker contacted me and He bought the land this bridge is on and provided me with the photos. He was able to verify that the bridge existed on his 70 plus acres because of this website.

Posted March 18, 2017, by walter murrow (walter [dot] murrow [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was replaced recently

Posted March 16, 2017, by Jay Bissell (jay_54714 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is closed now (March, 2017.)

Posted March 16, 2017, by Mark W Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No longer exists, has been replaced by a new bridge

Posted March 7, 2017, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I don't really have time to research which railroad this was, but if you look closely you will see what I believe to be a pratt deck truss.

Posted February 2, 2017, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge still stands but deck is removed.

Posted January 31, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I think a lot of times the local farmer asks if they can just leave the bridge (thinking they might use it elsewhere on the farm) then like many "projects" they never get around to it, or it turns out to be more work than its worth. We have a few such bridges in the Thumb of Michigan.

Posted January 31, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That would be great. Those Canton plaques are awesome! They appear on a few of their pony trusses.

Posted January 31, 2017, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Based on google imagery, bridge may have been left on dry land just south of the bridge. Maybe it was left to the property owner to reuse.

Posted January 22, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge no longer exist, replaced with new concrete bridge

Posted January 22, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge no longer exists

Which is a shame since it was a simple Warren Pratt truss without uprights, pretty rare for Oklahoma.

Posted January 19, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

One of the sections that still remain. Is a Camelback Truss, the Far North truss.

The other one is a Parker.

Since there is only 3-4 Camelbacks left in the State , i thought this should be noted.

Posted January 19, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

One of the sections that still remain. Is a Camelback Truss, the Far North truss.

The other one is a Parker.

Since there is only 3-4 Camelbacks left in the State , i thought this should be noted.

Posted January 19, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge has been replaced. No longer exists.

Posted January 19, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is NOT a camelback bridge. , i will upload new photos soon.

Posted January 11, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No longer exists, replaces by new bridge

Posted January 11, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No Longer Exists, replaced by new bridge

Posted January 11, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No longer exists, replaced by new bridge 2016

Posted January 11, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Status: No Longer exist

Posted January 4, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Very cool !!

Posted January 3, 2017, by Mark brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

No its not on dry land

Posted December 30, 2016, by Tony Anderson (scout2tony [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of November 2016, the steel stringers are gone. Perhaps to improve clearance, but more likely to prevent collapse. Only the concrete abutments remain.

Posted December 25, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yep, looks like a potential bedstead - assuming that the vertical endposts extend through the deck. This one looks like it might have been built ca. 1900, which would make it a rather old bridge for Oklahoma.

Posted December 11, 2016, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

I don't wonder! It looks as if vegetation has grown up on both sides. The locals appear to think it is not safe.

Posted December 11, 2016, by Jeff McNeiland (jeff_mcneiland [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A rare treat in Oklahoma

Posted December 11, 2016, by Jeff McNeiland (jeff_mcneiland [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A risky crossing.

Posted December 11, 2016, by Jeff McNeiland (jeff_mcneiland [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Strange road alignment.

Posted December 11, 2016, by Jeff McNeiland (jeff_mcneiland [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The old road.