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Stepps Ford Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in October 2011

Enlarge

BH Photo #215792

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Neosho River on 5834C
Location
Ottawa County, Oklahoma
Status
Demolished and replaced.
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 155.8 ft.
Total length: 422.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Neosho River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.92822, -94.95722   (decimal degrees)
36°55'42" N, 94°57'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/325681/4088698 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Miami NW
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 000170000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29564 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
100

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced. (Confirmed by Field Visit)
  • December 4, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fixed spelling of name, added that bridge is being marketed.
  • October 7, 2011: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • September 29, 2011: Updated by Gene McCluney: Edited map

Sources 

Comments 

Stepps Ford Bridge
Posted December 7, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

WOW! I would love to know what the massive cost was on this project! Realignment, massively overbuilt slab, and demo of the landmark structure. Taxpayers really got it put to them on this ridiculous project!!!

Stepps Ford Bridge
Posted June 9, 2016, by Nathan B Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A massive, two-lane slab of concrete now connects this poorly maintained narrow one lane gravel road. Despite being on new alignment, this beautiful truss was nevertheless demolished. Very disappointing.