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Black Fork Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Wayne Kizziar

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BH Photo #110430

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Black Fork Creek on 4034C
Location
Le Flore County, Oklahoma
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1922, Replaced 2012
Design
Three pin-connected Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 168.0 ft.
Total length: 368.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.84321, -94.62480   (decimal degrees)
34°50'36" N, 94°37'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/351445/3856859 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hontubby
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
550
Inventory numers
OKNBI 012870000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2013: Updated by Wayne Kizziar: Bridge has been replaced.
  • March 19, 2010: Updated by J Lance: Added coordinates
  • December 12, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney

Sources 

  • Wayne Kizziar - waynekizziar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Black Fork Creek Bridge
Posted January 4, 2013, by Justin Minor (justinminor [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Haven't been able to go and field-check it, but satelite view on google earth seems to indicate she's long gone. Appears to be a long, white UCEB where it once stood.

Black Fork Creek Bridge
Posted June 30, 2011, by Justin Minor (justinminor [at] hotmail [dot] com)

When did they close this bridge to traffic. I grew up in Heavener and crossed this bridge more times than I could count. Granted, its been awhile since I've been down that way. Is it another casualty?