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Old OK 18W Arkansas River Bridge

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1927 Arkansas River Bridge

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in November 2008

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BH Photo #128847

Map 

Videos 

Old OK 18 Arkansas River Bridge eastbound

Parker through truss bridge built in 1927 over the Arkansas River on a former alignment of OK 18W. Heading eastbound.

Video posted by J Lance

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Old OK 18W Arkansas River Bridge westbound

Parker through truss bridge built in 1927 over the Arkansas River on a former alignment of OK 18W. Heading westbound from Pawnee to Osage County.

Video posted by J Lance

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Arkansas River on 5902C
Location
Pawnee County, Oklahoma, and Osage County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927
Builder
- Green Beekman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 2,213.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.50392, -96.84363   (decimal degrees)
36°30'14" N, 96°50'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/693286/4042314 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Doga Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
200
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 014170000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29584 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 14.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by J Lance
  • February 24, 2010: Updated by J Lance: Changed name of bridge
  • November 23, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Builder's name added.
  • December 1, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney

Sources 

  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • Jeff McNeiland
  • Rick Mattioni
  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old OK 18W Arkansas River Bridge
Posted May 26, 2014, by Don Morrison

This must be Belford bridge as on this page:

http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/hqdiv/p-r-div/spansoftime/mix...

Five Parkers and a warren pony. The above page is a good resource.

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted January 14, 2009, by Bill Teeman (billteem [at] comcast [dot] net)

This bridge is shown in the movie Twister.