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Manard Bayou Bridge


Barrel View Looking East

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in November 2008


BH Photo #128721



Pratt through truss bridge over Manard Bayou on Donkey Lane south of Fort Gibson
Muskogee County, Oklahoma
Bypassed by a new bridge but left in place
Built ca. 1930
One-lane pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge.
Span length: 151.9 ft.
Total length: 151.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.76044, -95.21926   (decimal degrees)
35°45'38" N, 95°13'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/299364/3959649 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Gibson Dam
490 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 031940000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29397 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 1, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed status
  • April 12, 2009: New photo from Gene McCluney
  • November 28, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Bridge information updated.
  • November 6, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Fiexed typo in name.



Manard Bayou Bridge
Posted December 1, 2010, by Tony Robison (trobison [at] entzhuffman [dot] com)

I hope they do leave this old bridge. I can see it from my back yard. Its a part of history.

Manard Bayou Bridge
Posted July 2, 2010, by Nick Jenkins (nick123 [at] valornet [dot] com)

Taken June 30, 2010. Bridge closed to traffic.

Manard Bayou Bridge
Posted June 30, 2010, by Terrill White (terrillwhite78 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Went by this bridge yesterday (29 July, 2010) and the new bridge is completed. The old bridge still stands next to it but don't know what the prognosis of this bridge is. Hopefully they'll leave it where it is.