This bridge is one of three bridges that were built by Payne County forces & a contractor (Diamond Valley Bridge from Meeker). Each of these bridges were salvaged from one location on SH 48 near Holdenville over the North Canadian River. While these bridges serve their purpose where they are now, they have some problems all related to the re-construction. Care was not taken when the floorbeams & stringers were dis-assembled to record their positions. When fitted back together some stringers are in the wrong position; an inner stringer was placed in the outer position & vice/versa. This has resulted in some stringers not touching the deck (~ 1" short). While not a serious concern this will reduce the service life of the deck. Another concern, probably more significant, is that all the conections were WELDED after a few bolts were used to line the holes where the rivets were originaly. Welding on a fracture critical member is seriously frowned on in the engineering community! The saving factor may be that this bridge does not see repeated truck traffic that is usually required to initiate a crack. Still, all in all, I'm glad these bridges were recycled. The state (ODOT) has an aggressive plan in action to replace all posted bridges on the State System - this basically covers ALL trusses :( There have been 3 trusses replaced just this year in Division #4.