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Arkansas River Bridge

Photos 

Side view looking west

Photo taken December 2000 by Wes Kinsler

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BH Photo #151562

Map 

Street Views 

History of Bridge 

Written by Wes Kinsler

This bridge was built in 1911 by the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co. as a 7-span bridge with six riveted 6-panel Pratt through truss spans and one pony truss span. Sometime in the 1930's, six of the spans were washed away, leaving only the west Pratt span. The washed out spans were then replaced by three Parker through spans.

Facts 

Overview
Lost six-span through truss bridge over Arkansas River on E0220 in Ponca City
Location
Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma, and Osage County, Oklahoma
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1911; replaced 2004
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
This was a four span bridge when it was torn down. From east to west: 3 10-panel Parker through trusses with pin connections, and one 6-panel Pratt through truss with riveted connections.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 711.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Also called
Old US 60 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.69362, -97.04999   (decimal degrees)
36°41'37" N, 97°02'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/674207/4062657 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ponca City
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 011720000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29114 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2004)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
1,500

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2017: New photo from David Backlin
  • December 2, 2010: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Added Osage County
  • January 3, 2010: Essay added by Wes Kinsler

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