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RI - North Fork Red River Bridge

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Total length is approximate

Facts 

Overview
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over North Fork Red River/Lake Altus on abandoned railroad (former RI)
Location
Greer County, Oklahoma, and Kiowa County, Oklahoma
Status
Demolished
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
6 Panel (84') Open Deck Pile Trestle
2 Sp. 150' Quadrangular lattice through truss
6 Panel (84') Open Deck Pile Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 468.0 ft.
Also called
RI - Lake Lugert Bridge
RI - Lake Altus Bridge
RI Br.#854
RI - Lake Altus-Lugert Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.97328, -99.33516   (decimal degrees)
34°58'24" N, 99°20'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/469406/3870131 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 74094 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2016: Added by Dylan VanAntwerp

Sources 

  • Dylan VanAntwerp - dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com

Comments 

RI - North Fork Red River Bridge
Posted October 14, 2016, by Dylan VanAntwerp (dylan_vanantwerp [at] live [dot] com)

The street view and the satellite view present stark differences. The satellite view is from 2013, when Oklahoma was in the midst of an epic 8yr drought that had largely depleted the lake. However, in the spring of 2015, 17.1 inches of rain fell in just 60 days, completely replenishing the lake and refilling it to capacity.