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Red Rock Creek Bridge

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Former location of the oldest bridge still in service in Garfield County

Photo taken by Wes Kinsler December 29, 2011

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Essay 

Written by Wes Kinsler

The 2007 historic bridge survey showed this to be the oldest surviving bridge left in Garfield County with a construction date of 1900. Just a small, riveted Warren pony according to the survey. After being stuck and unstuck numerous times while trying to reach its other siblings, I arrived to find the bridge had been unceremoniously destroyed and replaced with a very unattractive tin shed with a road overtop.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Red Rock Creek on E0350
Location
Garfield County, Oklahoma
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 55.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.50584, -97.67552   (decimal degrees)
36°30'21" N, 97°40'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/618608/4040871 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Hunter
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 015720000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
OKLADOT 24E0350N2990000
BH 28946 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2008)
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: 19.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
100

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  • December 30, 2011: Essay added by Wes Kinsler

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