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Calvin River Bridge

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Canadian River Bridge

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in December 2008

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BH Photo #128985

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Description 

The state and county are planning to close the bridge to traffic this fall. For more information, pictures and updates, visit "Let's Save the Calvin Bridge" on Facebook.

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Canadian River on Walnut Street/D3799 in Calvin
Location
Calvin, Hughes County, Oklahoma
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Constructed for one of the first Oklahoma Highways, from Caney, Kansas to Atoka. Bypassed by new alignment of 270/75
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 190.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Old US 75 Bridge
Canadian River Bridge
The Calvin Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.97601, -96.24057   (decimal degrees)
34°58'34" N, 96°14'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/751910/3873861 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Calvin East
Elevation
715 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 38265 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated Status to Closed
  • August 15, 2015: New photo from JL Mays
  • November 14, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
  • January 14, 2010: Updated by John Cross: Elevation and coordinates
  • March 15, 2009: New photo from Gene McCluney
  • December 11, 2008: New photo from John Cross
  • December 2, 2008: Added by Gene McCluney

Sources 

  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • John Cross - jcross [at] cross-photography [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Facebook Page - Page created by local residents who want to see the bridge remain open.
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

Calvin River Bridge
Posted August 15, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Meeting to plan for saving the bridge later this month. See their facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=857396754350986&set=...

Calvin River Bridge
Posted August 15, 2015, by Erik Hoffman

Damn you, concrete eyesore bridges!

Canadian River Bridge
Posted July 22, 2012, by Anonymous

It is the truth. Concrete just doesn't cut it.

Canadian River Bridge
Posted July 21, 2012, by Jerry Stockton (jerrysto [at] crosstel [dot] net)

This is a picture of the bridge that collapsed near Calvin, OK. in 1976.

Canadian River Bridge
Posted July 31, 2009, by Wes Kinsler (wkinsler [at] wkinsler [dot] com)

This bridge has outlived at least one of it replacement bridges. It was by-passed sometime in the the 1960's. This bridge collapsed on May 21, 1976. I have not found any links on the Internet; however, in July 1976 "The National C. B. Truckers' News" carried some information about the bridge collapse.