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Cimarron River Suspension Bridge

Photos 

Piers, looking South

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in April 2009

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BH Photo #139053

Map 

Essay 

Written by Gene McCluney

This bridge built in either 1908 or 1909 remains somewhat of a mystery. It may have been rebuilt a few years later. The only vintage photo I can find is on the Bridgemeister website, http://www.bridgemeister.com/pic.php?pid=705
I hope posting the link is OK. The vintage photo may or may not be a photo of this particular bridge, but is similar in construction.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Cimmaron River in Ripley
Location
Ripley, Payne County, Oklahoma
Status
Lost
History
Built 1909
Design
Wire suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.02804, -96.90683   (decimal degrees)
36°01'41" N, 96°54'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/688598/3989085 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ripley
Inventory number
BH 42433 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2011: Updated by Gene McCluney: Corrected spelling of waterway
  • April 23, 2009: Essay added by Gene McCluney

Sources 

Comments 

Cimmaron River Suspension Bridge at Ripley
Posted May 6, 2009, by David Denenberg (david [at] bridgemeister [dot] com)

In response to the correlation of the photo with the link to my site http://www.bridgemeister.com/pic.php?pid=705 I have never conclusively matched the remains with that bridge. Additional photos of the Ripley-vicinity remains can be found here: http://www.bridgemeister.com/pic.php?pid=1980. The remains do not match the bridge in the old photo. More information here: http://www.bridgemeister.com/bridge.php?bid=298.