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Lexington-Purcell Toll Bridge

Photos 

Oklahoma Historical Society

BH Photo #465436

Map 

Description 

Lawyer and banker Dorsett Carter paid $59,870.00 to have this bridge built.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over South Canadian River on US 77
Location
McClain County, Oklahoma, and Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1911 by the Central States Bridge Company; replaced 1938 with a 34 span deck truss.
Builder
- Central States Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
(15)9-panel, Lattice through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.01477, -97.34735   (decimal degrees)
35°00'53" N, 97°20'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/650786/3875929 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87969 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 30, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 30, 2020: New photos from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com