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Manard Bayou Bridge

Photos 

Barrel View Looking North

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in November 2008

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BH Photo #128728

Map 

Essay 

Written by Gene McCluney

The bridge has an attached makers plate that shows the year 1914. The bridge is of riveted construction, yet 1/2 the joints are now bolts, rather than rivets. This leads me to speculate that the bridge may have been moved here, and may have started life at another location.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Manard Bayou on Five Mile Rd. (N4410 Rd.)
Location
Muskogee County, Oklahoma
Status
Bypassed and abandoned.
History
Built 1914
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 128.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.79500, -95.16333   (decimal degrees)
35°47'42" N, 95°09'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/304505/3963370 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Gibson Dam
Elevation
540 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 003970000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29406 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
100

Update Log 

  • May 2, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Appears to by bypassed and left standing per Google Imagery.
  • April 14, 2009: Essay added by Gene McCluney
  • 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: Bridge design and crossing updated.

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