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Unnamed Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photographed from current alignment of Old US 60.

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in March 2009

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BH Photo #135414

Essay 

Written by Gene McCluney

I have photographed in many Oklahoma counties, and the particular style of Box culvert with very high sidewalls has only been found (so far) by me in Osage county. This is just a representative photo of such a culvert, as there are quite a few more around, on existing open roads as well as out in the middle of fields. The style suggests a build date pre 1920.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Unnamed Creek. Adjacent to Old US 60.
Location
Osage County, Oklahoma
Status
Closed to all traffic
Design
Concrete Box Culvert with High sidewalls.
Inventory number
BH 41306 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Closed (2,545)
Culvert (1,197)
Oklahoma (1,960)
Osage County, Oklahoma (72)

Update Log 

  • March 15, 2009: Essay added by Gene McCluney

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Comments 

Unnamed Creek Bridge
Posted May 24, 2009, by Anonymous

Gene,

That style of culvert is unique to Osage County. It seems that, until sometime in the early or mid 1920's, each county had its own standard for concrete culverts. The most ornamental of these have been the ones in Garfield and Creek Counties. The picture I have included in this comment is an abandoned Creek County culvert that is normally submerged by Keystone Lake near old highway 51.