Red Rock Creek Bridge
Former location of the oldest bridge still in service in Garfield County
Photo taken by Wes Kinsler December 29, 2011
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.
- Pony truss bridge over Red Rock Creek on E0350
- Garfield County, Oklahoma
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Warren pony truss
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
- Inventory numbers
- OKNBI 015720000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
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)
- December 30, 2011: Essay added by Wes Kinsler