Wolf Creek Bridge
Wolf Creek Bridge
Photo from "Spans of Time"
BH Photo #150729
Other Significant Facts
Written by Gary Hines
As stated in the book, "Spans of Time", this is the 2nd longest stone arch span in Oklahoma. This bridge is in the Flood plain of nearby Kaw Lake & is OVERTOPPED at times of extreme flooding. When Kaw lake was built (early '70's) this roadway was closed & gated off. It's now an access point for outdoorsmen to a wildlife hunting area. This location is also quite popular with local fishermen - there is a large rock shelf on the NE bank with deep water nearby. The roadway is not maintained from the E/W blacktop & to reach it a 4wd truck is advisable - especially when wet! A major concern for the health of this bridge is erosion at each wing & trees growing ON the structure itself! It's hard to show the massive size of the stones in the pictures - most are nearly 2'X2'X4' in size!!
- Arch bridge over Wolf Creek on N3390
- Kay County, Oklahoma
- Closed to all public traffic - Wildlife Dept has gated off roadway
- Built 1914
- - Mike Herber
- Native Limestone Arch
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 47.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.88076, -96.95999 (decimal degrees)
36°52'51" N, 96°57'36" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/681805/4083587 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Kaw City NW
- Inventory numbers
- OKNBI 010100000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29166 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 12/2006)
- Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.8 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
- October 1, 2016: New photo from steve tredway
- October 9, 2011: New photos from Gene McCluney
- December 21, 2009: Updated by Gary Hines: Location, design details, links, essay, photos
- Gary Hines - ghines [at] odot [dot] org
- Wolf Creek Bridge - Details about this bridge in the book 'Spans of Time"
- Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
- steve tredway