Midland Valley Canadian River Bridge
Midland Valley Railroad Bridge (Abandoned)
Crossing the Canadian River, North of Whitefield and Southeast of Briartown, OK.
Photo taken by John Cross in February 2010
BH Photo #154596
5 Span Parker Through Truss plus approaches, part of the abandoned Midland Valley Railroad. This Railroad bridge (Crossing) shows up on maps that I have seen as early as 1904 & 1905. The name plate states 1907. Near by (to the NW) Briartown had a switch and loading dock prior to 1910 but a depot wasn't added until 1911 when forced by the Corp. Commission.
Missouri Pacific bought Midland Valley in 1964, combining it into their Texas & Pacific brand. Now owned by Union Pacific.
- Abandoned parker through truss bridge over Canadian River on Abandoned Midland Valley Railroad
- Muskogee County, Oklahoma, and Haskell County, Oklahoma
- Built 1907 by the Pennsylvania Steel Co. Steelton PA
- - Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
- - Midland Valley Railroad (MV)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Texas & Pacific Railway (T&P)
- 5 main Parker through spans, NW trestle approach and SE approach is missing and was likely a trestle approach as well.
- Also called
- MoPac - Canadian River Bridge
T&P - Canadian River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +35.28187, -95.21117 (decimal degrees)
35°16'55" N, 95°12'40" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/298904/3906543 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Stigler West
- Land survey
- T. 9 N., R. 20 E., Sec. 5
- 490 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 44052 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 14, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
- February 7, 2010: Added by John Cross
- John Cross - jcross [at] cross-photography [dot] com