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Midland Valley - Birch Creek Bridge

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Abandoned Railroad Bridge over Birch Creek

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in November 2008

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BH Photo #128815

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Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Birch Creek on Osage Railroad (abandoned) or Midland Valley Railroad (abandoned) near Barnsdall. This bridge is accessed from IRR FAS5757 where the old railroad grade runs along next to the road.
Location
Osage County, Oklahoma
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1905
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Midland Valley Railroad (MV)
- Osage Railroad (ORR)
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.53700, -96.15586   (decimal degrees)
36°32'13" N, 96°09'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/754617/4047276 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Barnsdall
Elevation
701 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 38248 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2017: New photo from Jay Bissell
  • December 18, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Pennsylvania Steel Co."
  • March 15, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates and elevation
  • December 1, 2008: Added by Gene McCluney

Sources 

  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Abandoned Railroad Bridge over Birch Creek
Posted May 24, 2009, by Anonymous

Here is a picture of the plaque

Abandoned Railroad Bridge over Birch Creek
Posted February 18, 2009, by John Cross (jcross [at] fortsmithhome [dot] com)

can't edit again, but here are the coordinates for the abandon Birch Creek (Osage/Midland Valley) Railroad

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N36.53718, W96.15561

Good job Anon, I shouldn't have missed a nameplate.

Abandoned Railroad Bridge over Birch Creek
Posted February 13, 2009, by Anonymous

I visited this bridge last weekend. It has a plaque stating that it was built in 1905 by the Pennsylvania Steel Co, Steelton, PA. I wonder if the other Midland Valley RR bridges are of similar vintage?