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Little River Bridge

Photos 

Oblique Looking South West

Photo taken by Wayne Kizziar September 2004

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BH Photo #110436

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Little River on EB US 70/ NB US 259
Location
McCurtain County, Oklahoma
History
Built 1938; Replaced 2017
Builder
- Moran & Buckner of Muskogee, Oklahoma
Design
Main span: K-Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 1,012.2 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.94131, -94.75883   (decimal degrees)
33°56'29" N, 94°45'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/337454/3757041 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Idabel
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 065890000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29364 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
5,950

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost/Replaced
  • September 9, 2016: Updated by Stephen Greer: Closed.
  • July 6, 2015: New Street View added by Brad Smith
  • April 27, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • January 17, 2011: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • January 17, 2011: New photos from Wayne Kizziar
  • November 23, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Builder's name added.
  • May 28, 2009: New photos from David Backlin
  • December 3, 2008: New photo from Gene McCluney

Sources 

  • Wayne Kizziar - waynekizziar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Rick Mattioni
  • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Brad Smith - gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Stephen Greer

Comments 

Little River Bridge
Posted June 23, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Bridge has been replaced by UCEB. As of 6-22-2017, paving of the new road is still underway

Little River Bridge
Posted April 17, 2015, by J Lance (bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I would say there's a 99% chance that US 70 originally ran across the old Idabel bridge. I've driven the back way from Idabel to Broken Bow and the road is like an old highway.

Little River Bridge
Posted April 27, 2014, by M C Toyer (mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I have a general question about the 1923 Idabel Bridge over Little River and the 1938 Little River Bridge on US 70.

I have been unable to locate any detailed highway maps between 1923 and 1938.

Was the Idabel Bridge the primary or only road between Idabel and Broken Bow before 1938?

Are there any accounts or records of a ferry operation at either site before the bridges were constructed?