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Midland Valley - Old US266 Overpass

Photos 

Those are railroad ties sitting on top of the beams.

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in December 2008

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BH Photo #129749

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Street View 

Description 

The Midland Valley RR was built between 1903 and 1906. This road is not shown on the 1911 San Bois 1:125,000 quad.

Missouri Pacific acquired the MV in 1964. NBI shows UP ownership.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Old U.S. 266 on Midland Valley Railroad (abandoned)
Location
Muskogee County, Oklahoma
Status
Removed
History
Built ca. 1940, removed after 2015.
Railroad
- Midland Valley Railroad (MV)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Span length: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 28.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.46578, -95.29055   (decimal degrees)
35°27'57" N, 95°17'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/292156/3927109 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Warner
Land survey
T. 12 N., R. 19 E., Sec. 34
Elevation
530 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 081230000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 38314 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2016: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • May 11, 2015: New photo from David Backlin
  • December 7, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Road information updated.
  • December 6, 2008: Added by Gene McCluney

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Comments 

Midland Valley - Old US266 Overpass
Posted December 30, 2016, by Tony Anderson (scout2tony [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of November 2016, the steel stringers are gone. Perhaps to improve clearance, but more likely to prevent collapse. Only the concrete abutments remain.