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Gould Bridge

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Photo taken by Jeff McNeiland

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Cimarron River on N2935
Location
Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1918
Design
Three pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 117.1 ft.
Total length: 472.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Also called
Cimarron River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.91562, -97.77372   (decimal degrees)
35°54'56" N, 97°46'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/610641/3975284 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingfisher NE
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
100
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 006880000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29170 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 24, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed common name

Sources 

  • Jeff McNeiland
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Cimarron River Bridge
Posted November 24, 2009, by Jeff McNeiland (jeff_mcneiland [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Gould Bridge, posted here is still intact, and worth seeing.

Cimarron River Bridge
Posted November 4, 2009, by Eric Welch (ericwelch [at] ou [dot] edu)

So is this bridge worth trying to get to? The previous comments confused me a little. The dirt entrance makes the Cimarron River Bridge look incredible.

Cimarron River Bridge
Posted November 15, 2008, by Jeff McNeiland (jeff_mcneiland [at] yahoo [dot] com)

We visted the Loyal-Dover Bridge in May 2008. It has been replaced with an ugly concrete bridge. Very sad to see.

Cimarron River Bridge
Posted September 23, 2008, by Renee Mitchell (reneem [at] okhistory [dot] org)

Jeff,

Once again I question which bridge is the origional merdian bridge. Was it the Gould Bridge east of Kingfisher or the Dover Loyal Bridge NW of Kingfisher (this is the one I belive to be the origionla meridian bridge)

Again my question is when was the bridge crossing the Cimarron river that today is almost straigth nort of Kingfishe built?

See Ya,

Renee Mitchell

reneem

Cimarron River Bridge
Posted September 23, 2008, by Renee Mitchell (reneem [at] okhistory [dot] org)

Jeff,

I am doing research on the Merdian highway and came across your web page. I belive that the bridge built in 1918 over the Cimarron was the Gould Bridge that is located in R. 5W. - T. 17 N. Section 30 and got it's name from the Gould family that owned the land on the south side of the river.

There is also the Dover Loyal bridge that is located R. 7W - T 17 N. Sec 5 this was origional (81) merdian bridge

and Current 81 bridge R7w - T17N Sec. 17

Cimarron River Bridge
Posted September 3, 2007, by Jeff McNeiland (jeff_mcneiland [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am pretty sure this is the bridge you are describing. My wife and I visited this bridge in May 2007. We had to walk north about half a mile from County Road E0760 to get to it. The approach was partially washed away, and the decking was in pretty bad shape. It was once a beautiful bridge. It was kind of sad to see it rotting away.

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