This beautiful Warren deck truss bridge was built in 1928 by The Pioneer Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri, a operation owned by The Canton Bridge Company. It has been closed since 1978 when it was bypassed by a new bridge on a new alignment of OK 33. The bridge approaches are closed and gated a considerable distance back from the bridge and the approaches are now on private property. The paving of the old highway is still intact up to the bridge. At only 18 feet wide curb to curb by todays standards this is a wide single-lane bridge although considered 2-lanes in 1928. It would be difficult, if not impossible to pass with large modern trucks on this bridge. Other than the many damaged areas of guardrail, the bridge appears to be in good shape with a good concrete deck.
Thanks Gene. The folks here might also be interested to know that this bridge used to cross the Santa Fe tracks at its east end. However, the line has been abandoned for a long time, with no tracks left.
I edited the essay to reflect your new information on 2-lane bridge widths in the 1920's.
A very nice essay. It should be noted, however, that the standard widht of a two-lane paved highway, such as the one that this bridge originally served, was 18 feet, with a 9 foot lane for each direction. Quite a few bypassed old highway alignments exist in Oklahoma still paved in 18-foot wide Bates pavement, with matchingly narrow bridges.