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Sans Bois Creek Bridge (old OK 2?)

Photos 

North Portal

Approaching from the North looking south toward another bridge remnant site over Mill Creek.

Photo taken by John Cross in March 2019

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BH Photo #444803

Map 

Description 

In my estimation this was a former alignment of OK 2. My estimate is that it was built between 1926 & 1934. If anyone has a better estimate of hard information, I would love to hear it. This bridge is literally "in the middle of nowhere". No public road leads to it, and you can't see it from any public road. You just have to have faith that there is a bridge until you get right up on it. This is private property, please don't trespass. You can see it on Google maps if you look real close.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned truss bridge over Sans Bois Creek on possible former alignment of OK 2
Location
Haskell County, Oklahoma
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
This may have been a prior alignment of OK 2 or a predecessor route.
Design
Through Truss
Dimensions
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.09964, -95.34177   (decimal degrees)
35°05'59" N, 95°20'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/286548/3886601 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 7 N., R. 19 E., Sec. 7
Elevation
560 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 81706 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,339)
Haskell County, Oklahoma (16)
Oklahoma (1,973)
Truss (31,245)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2019: New photos from John Cross
  • March 22, 2019: New photo from Gene McCluney
  • March 19, 2019: New photos from John Cross
  • May 28, 2018: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • John Cross - jcross [at] cross-photography [dot] com
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com

Comments 

Sans Bois Creek Bridge (old OK 2?)
Posted March 22, 2019, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

Obviously the Mill Creek sister bridge was removed, but how odd that part of the concrete deck remains. See listing for that bridge.

Sans Bois Creek Bridge (old OK 2?)
Posted March 21, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The sub-division of the panels is very unique, not sure that this would qualify as a Baltimore but likely is just a Pratt variant. It does appear to possibly be a DOT design on an old alignment, but if so what happened to it's mate just to the South over Mill Creek? Looking at old maps and imagery might shed some light!

Sans Bois Creek Bridge (old OK 2?)
Posted March 20, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I'm really glad you got there to take the pictures. This is an interesting bridge and I hope the cut section was a one-time thing.

Sans Bois Creek Bridge (old OK 2?)
Posted March 19, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That's amazing that some idiot would cut out a section of a diagonal... Of course I don't want to see the bridge collapse on them, but it would certainly serve them right if it did!