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Webbers Falls Bridge

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View of Bridge Looking North

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in August 2008

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BH Photo #126709

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Arkansas River on U.S. 64/S.H. 100, replacing a multi-span through truss.
Location
Muskogee County, Oklahoma, and Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1969
Design
Deck plate girder bridge over Arkansas River channel of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 334.0 ft.
Total length: 1,928.2 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Also called
Ray Fine Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.51932, -95.12590   (decimal degrees)
35°31'10" N, 95°07'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/307227/3932714 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Webbers Falls
Elevation
500 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 176110000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 37755 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
3,300

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 5, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Revised coordinates
  • December 6, 2008: Updated by Gene McCluney: added data
  • November 24, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Category added.
  • October 28, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Categories added.
  • October 25, 2008: Added by Rick Mattioni

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Comments 

Webbers Falls Bridge
Posted January 12, 2014, by Thomas Rickman (wtrickman [at] gmail [dot] com)

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.

Webbers Falls Bridge
Posted December 6, 2008, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

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:

http://bridgehunter.com/ok/osage/21660000000000/

http://bridgehunter.com/ok/pawnee/14170000000000/

http://bridgehunter.com/ok/pawnee/46030000000000/

Webbers Falls Bridge
Posted December 6, 2008, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

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.