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Red River Bridge


Oblique View Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in August 1999


BH Photo #144422


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Red River on OK 79 / TX 79
Jefferson County, Oklahoma, and Clay County, Texas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1939
- Virginia Bridge Co. of Roanoke, Virginia
21-span Parker pony truss bridge with two stringer approach spans.
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 2,255.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 1996
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.13276, -98.09263   (decimal degrees)
34°07'58" N, 98°05'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/583664/3777248 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waurika West
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96001518 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
OKNBI 073500000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29094 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 33.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demolished and replaced.
  • January 12, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Available for reuse
  • October 25, 2012: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • November 20, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Builder's name added.
  • August 6, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Bridge design updated, photos added.
  • October 27, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: National Register information added.



Red River Bridge
Posted June 9, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is demolished and replaced. I noted there are actually duplicate pages for this bridge, but each page has unique photos, information, and forum posts, so I defer to James for merging these two pages into one. https://bridgehunter.com/tx/clay/30390028201005/

Red River Bridge
Posted April 28, 2020, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

And what happened to the truss spans? Scrapped??

Red River Bridge
Posted April 27, 2020, by Anonymous

This bridge has been replaced by a modern precast concrete slab bridge