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Old OK 2 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in November 2009

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BH Photo #148857

Map 

Description 

The new alignment may have been built in 1953.

Discovery 

Written by Gene McCluney

There are several remnants of a previous alignment of OK 2 in Haskell County. This particular bridge is visible from current alignment of OK 2 but is quite far off the current path. No road leads to it, and it is private property on all sides with fences. It spans a cut for a railroad track, which is long gone.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Abandoned Railroad cut. on Old OK 2.
Location
Haskell County, Oklahoma
Status
Closed to all traffic
Railroad
- Fort Smith and Western Railway
Design
Concrete & steel stringer with riveted plates. Center section is concrete to avoid steam train corrosion from beneath.
Dimensions
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.11969, -95.33613   (decimal degrees)
35°07'11" N, 95°20'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/287115/3888814 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 8 N., R. 19 E., Sec. 31
Elevation
643 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43586 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Probable location
  • November 9, 2009: Updated by John Cross: GPS, Elev., and additional structure information
  • November 8, 2009: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • November 6, 2009: Essay added by Gene McCluney

Sources 

  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • John Cross - jcrossiam [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com