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Midland Valley - Poteau River Bridge

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Railroad/Road derelict bridge at Panama

On private property

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in March 2007

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BH Photo #128896

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge. Originally carried Midland Valley Railroad, later county road over Poteau River, now abandoned. Wood deck remains on 1/2 of the bridge, then a gate and no deck beyond. Very large trestle approach (unphotographed) on East side.
Location
Panama, Le Flore County, Oklahoma
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1903
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Midland Valley Railroad (MV)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 203.0 ft.
Total length: 744.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Poteau River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.17253, -94.65162   (decimal degrees)
35°10'21" N, 94°39'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/349597/3893425 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Panama
Elevation
400 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 38257 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 16, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 7, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Information from Oklahoma DOT Historic Bridge Inventory "Spans of Time" added.
  • April 14, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates and elevation
  • December 2, 2008: Added by Gene McCluney

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