View of Bridge Looking North
Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in August 2008
BH Photo #126709
Here's a picture from the Webbers Falls Museum showing the old bridge. It was so narrow that it had a stoplight on each end to facilitate crossing.
To get an idea of what the Original through-truss bridge at Webbers Falls looked like, one has to see the still existing multi-truss bridges across the Arkansas river, north of Muskogee, where the Arkansas is not navigable. I have provided bridgehunter links below:
There was a long multi-span through truss bridge crossing the Arkansas river a block south of this bridge that was removed when this bridge was built. This was part of the project to enable barge shipping and navigation on the Arkansas. All the older through truss bridges south of Muskogee (on the Arkansas) were replaced or altered. All that remains of the old bridge are the access roads, and some old pier remnants. The original bridge entered Webbers Falls right on the main downtown street.