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Lindsey Mayes Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in June 2007

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BH Photo #129094

Map 

Description 

Only 2 of the original 5 spans remain. A third span was lost in a flood on December 29, 2015. Some of the spans indicate a 1910's time frame. Originally carried road known now as N4370 currently carried on replacement concrete bridge which is roughly 900 feet long.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over Neosho River near Sportsmens Acres. This is really the Neosho River.
Location
Mayes County, Oklahoma
History
Replaced by Prestressed Stringer 1979
Design
Parker through truss
Also called
Neosho River Bridge (derelict)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.23813, -95.22606   (decimal degrees)
36°14'17" N, 95°13'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/299959/4012659 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Locust Grove
Inventory number
BH 38282 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,221)
Mayes County, Oklahoma (29)
Neosho River (48)
Oklahoma (1,950)
Parker through truss (1,199)
Parker truss (1,559)
Through truss (13,348)
Truss (30,165)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2018: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added name per forum
  • October 17, 2018: New photos from Jay Bissell
  • October 2, 2017: New photos from Mark Brown
  • December 31, 2015: New photos from Chris Meiners
  • October 1, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: changed name back to Neosho River Bridge
  • October 1, 2011: Updated by Gene McCluney: Corrected name of river.
  • July 1, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • December 3, 2008: Added by Gene McCluney

Sources 

  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Mark Brown - markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Neosho River Bridge (derelict)
Posted October 17, 2018, by Jay Bissell (jay_54714 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I grew up in this area. Locally, this is/was known as Lindsey Mayes Bridge. I remember back in the 60's when I was a kid, one span collapsed into the river due to an overweight truck pulling a dozer on a trailer. I could always tell which span was the replacement because it was silver while the others were rusty red. If you look at some of the older pic's or Google Earth Streetview, you can still see the difference. It was the span that is in the river now.

There was also a park at the north end, on the west side of the road. It had picnic tables, grills, etc. It is abandoned and overgrown now.

Neosho River Bridge (derelict)
Posted October 3, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If the water was down you could motorboat right through that puppy!

Neosho River Bridge (derelict)
Posted October 2, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

That Google image of the span in the river is awesome

Neosho River Bridge (derelict)
Posted January 19, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

One of the sections that still remain. Is a Camelback Truss, the Far North truss.

The other one is a Parker.

Since there is only 3-4 Camelbacks left in the State , i thought this should be noted.

Neosho River Bridge (derelict)
Posted January 19, 2017, by Mark Brown (markwbrown66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

One of the sections that still remain. Is a Camelback Truss, the Far North truss.

The other one is a Parker.

Since there is only 3-4 Camelbacks left in the State , i thought this should be noted.

Neosho River Bridge (derelict)
Posted May 2, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

You can see the lost span in the river from this Google image.

Neosho River Bridge (derelict)
Posted December 31, 2015, by Curtis Lee (clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com)

One of the 3 remaining spans was swept away by flooding Dec. 2015.

http://www.newson6.com/story/30856546/flooding-wipes-out-par...

Grand River Bridge (derelict)
Posted July 1, 2011, by Mike Spivey (lefturn99 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here is one of this beautiful derelict.