2 votes

Big Creek Bridge


I think this is a repurposed former Railroad truss. Notice the pin-connections are at deck level rather than below. This is a very narrow bridge for a one-lane bridge. Piers appear to be of newer design than the bridge, which also suggests this bridge was moved in, after being retired at original site.

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in May 2007


BH Photo #128957


Lost through truss bridge over Big Creek on 4041C
Le Flore County, Oklahoma
Replaced by a new bridge
Built or relocated in 1938; replaced 2016
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 155.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.76909, -94.49868   (decimal degrees)
34°46'09" N, 94°29'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/362853/3848459 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
720 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 064970000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29230 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 4, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed wayward coordinates
  • January 18, 2010: Updated by John Cross: Elevation and corrected coordinates
  • January 18, 2010: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • December 1, 2009: Merged with duplicate listing
  • November 11, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Bridge creek crossing updated.


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Big Creek Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Judging by photo 4, I'm going to say that this was a relocated railroad bridge.

Big Creek Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by Tony Anderson (scout2tony [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited site today, 19 May 2018. New concrete bridge in place.

Big Creek Bridge
Posted December 2, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I would say that the 1938 date refers to the relocation of this span. This looks more like an 1890's bridge with all the lacing and the pinned connections.