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Strang Bridge


Strang Bridge

Shot last year when the bridge was open.

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in June 2007


BH Photo #129082



Parker through truss bridge over Lake Hudson on Strang Rd.
Mayes County, Oklahoma
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1963, replaced by new bridge on new alignment 2008, allowed to remain standing for pedestrian use
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 177.2 ft.
Total length: 818.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Lake Hudson Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.40941, -95.16007   (decimal degrees)
36°24'34" N, 95°09'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/306315/4031527 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 22 N., R. 20 E., Sec. 3
619 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 012900000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29341 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 28, 2010: New photo from J Lance
  • February 27, 2010: Updated by J Lance: Changed name of bridge and added a few details
  • November 23, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Builder's name added.
  • December 14, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Road updated.
  • December 3, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • May 25, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson


  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • Rick Mattioni
  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com


Strang Bridge
Posted October 2, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Actually Gene. That was a false statement from the oldtimer. , the bridge was moved. And raised when the lake become a lake. I think they moved it in 1964. They actually moved it about 1/4 mile north. Or upriver from where it was. There is an island on south side of the bridge. It was just on the south end of that. Alot of people, think the bridge was up river where the old RR bridge embuttments are. But it wasnt.

Lake Hudson Bridge
Posted April 25, 2009, by Jeff McNeiland (jeff_mcneiland [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The new bridge may be safer, but definetly not better looking.

Lake Hudson Bridge
Posted December 14, 2008, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

When we are out shooting, invariably old-timers will stop and ask what we are doing. Sometimes they have curious stories to tell. One older gentleman said this bridge was originally some distance away, and was floated down the river and installed at the current location. Of course, I am sure he meant, each truss was floated down the river individually. I wonder if this is true?

Lake Hudson Bridge
Posted May 23, 2008, by bugo (bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com)

An article about this bridge:


The bridge is being preserved as a footbridge. Another example of forward thinking.