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Glover River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in January 2008

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BH Photo #129098

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Glover River on OK 3
Location
McCurtain County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1953
Builder
- Gragg Construction Co. of Henryetta, Oklahoma
Design
West to east:
Five riveted, 5-panel Parker pony trusses
One riveted, 10-panel K-Parker through trusses
Three riveted, 5-panel Parker pony trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 1,029.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.09808, -94.90304   (decimal degrees)
34°05'53" N, 94°54'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/324114/3774700 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Golden
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
3,100
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 131240000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29361 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 24, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • November 23, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Builder's name added.
  • June 20, 2009: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • December 3, 2008: New photo from Gene McCluney
  • April 12, 2008: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • March 18, 2008: New photos from Wayne Kizziar

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Comments 

Glover River Bridge
Posted November 24, 2014, by Tom Lahman (chevtom [at] live [dot] com)

I was born in a log cabin on the North side of Glover River and about a 1/4 mile East of where the bridge sits. At that time there was no crossing there. We went down river to the "low water" crossing at Glover.

As a child, I witnessed the construction of the Glover River Bridge. Living in a cabin at the end of the road with no electricity (my mother was half Indian and bore eight children all at home under "coal oil" lamps - she was born in 1903 when Oklahoma was still the Indian Territory- my father in 1890), an outhouse, a well and a "potbelly" stove that kept us from freezing in the winters: I was completely astounded at the huge equipment that came to construct the bridge. We still plowed the fields with a horse and it was a rare event when an automobile found its way to our cabin. It was my first introduction to a world that I had no idea even existed.

Glover River Bridge
Posted June 22, 2009, by Tom (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

Be careful guys, if the government finds out that we’re addicted to old bridges there’s a good chance they’ll have a program to correct us of the problem, and worse yet historic bridges will become illegal and be destroyed even faster than they already are.

Glover River Bridge
Posted June 22, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

No, you don't have to Bring Your Own Bridge, West Virignia and Ohio already have that one that they don't know what to do with.

Glover River Bridge
Posted June 22, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Cool!..........BYOB?

Glover River Bridge
Posted June 21, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

We start the second Tuesday of next week under the Bellaire Bridge. http://bridgehunter.com/wv/marshall/bh36178/ (You might want to wear a hard hat.)

Glover River Bridge
Posted June 21, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hey J.R.

Just one question.......what night are the meetings on?

Glover River Bridge
Posted June 21, 2009, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

...which I think is to stop doing it, in which case, NO!

Glover River Bridge
Posted June 21, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Maybe it's time we start a support group.

Hi, I'm J.R. and I'm a bridge hunt-a-holic, and I'm usually in the "Uh-oh!" doghouse.

I've tried to quit, but I just can't help myself. When I'm driving through the countryside, the "Old Bridge Radar" goes off and before I know it, I'm out of the car and taking photos of yet, another bridge to research and post here.

So now that I've admitted that I have a "bridge problem," it's on to step 2...

Glover River Bridge
Posted June 21, 2009, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

Heh, you will NEVER be alone in the uh-oh department, at least as long as I'm here!

Glover River Bridge
Posted June 21, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Fear not - I have made the same mistake many times. When you have several similar bridges over the same stream in the same county it can get very confusing.

Glover River Bridge
Posted April 12, 2008, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Have no fear J.R. as long as I am around you will never be alone in the "Uh-Oh" department :)

Glover River Bridge
Posted April 12, 2008, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

And here I thought *I* was the only one!

Thanks for reassuring me, Wayne!

Glover River Bridge
Posted April 12, 2008, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Moved them back I had it right the first time. DUH!

Glover River Bridge
Posted April 12, 2008, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Note , moved photos posted here to Little River Bridge McCurtin County, Oklahoma as I had misidentified it as The Glover River Bridge.