May Avenue Bridge
Part of Mays Avenue camp under the bridge. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, LC-USF34- 033941-D
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BH Photo #432544
May Avenue crossed the small North Canadian River which was narrow before it was channelized. To the west there was a large area used as a dump. During the Great Depression the area surrounding the bridge became a camping place for displaced and homeless people.
The bridge was recorded in two photos of the camp taken in 1939 by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.
Length is approximate from topo map.
- Lost Through truss bridge over North Canadian River (Oklahoma River) on Oklahoma City, OK
- Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Pennsylvania through truss
Total length: 750.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +35.45816, -97.56548 (decimal degrees)
35°27'29" N, 97°33'56" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/630172/3924798 (zone/easting/northing)
- Land survey
- T. 11 N., R. 4 W., Sec. 1
- 1160 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 82437 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 3, 2018: New photos from Clark Vance
- August 2, 2018: Added by Clark Vance
- Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com