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Poteau River Bridge

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Poteau River Bridge near Shady Point

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in March 2007

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BH Photo #128890

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Poteau River on FAU 1492 near Shady Point
Location
Poteau, Le Flore County, Oklahoma
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1920
Builder
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Main span: Pin-connected Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 358.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.13568, -94.65127   (decimal degrees)
35°08'08" N, 94°39'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/349560/3889337 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Panama
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
175
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 011700000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29223 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 20, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Builder's name added.
  • December 2, 2008: Updated by Gene McCluney: corrrected data

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Comments 

Poteau River Bridge
Posted November 3, 2019, by Brian Boling (shinmizu [at] gmail [dot] com)

Unfortunately, Google Maps isn't marking this thing as closed; it shows the road continuing across the Poteau River. So, we ended up programming a bike ride across here in our GPS. We backtracked and crossed elsewhere. It looks like the surface was intentionally scraped back into a pile around at least one of the sides (we didn't try to cross to check the other).

Poteau River Bridge
Posted July 1, 2012, by Melissa Jones (mrhsfan [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge near Shady Point has since been closed, though the locals still try to use it. I am attaching a couple of photos of the bridge as of a few months ago.