3 votes

Little River Bridge


Oblique Looking South West

Photo taken by Wayne Kizziar September 2004


BH Photo #110436


Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Little River on EB US 70/ NB US 259
McCurtain County, Oklahoma
Built 1938; Replaced 2017
- Moran & Buckner of Muskogee, Oklahoma
Main span: K-Parker through truss
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 065890000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29364 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.3 (out of 100)
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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


  • 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 - cliffsta1987 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Brad Smith - gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Stephen Greer


Little River Bridge
Posted March 31, 2018, by J Lance (bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here is a mostly complete archive of Oklahoma state highway maps:


Here is an archive of different types of maps, mostly of Oklahoma including some historic county road maps:


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Bridge has been replaced by UCEB.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?