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Salt Creek Bridge

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Oldest bridge in Oklahoma

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in December 2008

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BH Photo #129379

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Salt Creek on OK 9A. Originally a railroad span built in 1886, was adapted to road use and installed in 1947.
Location
Seminole County, Oklahoma
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built as a railroad bridge in 1886, rebuilt in 1947 (widened) as a road bridge.
Builder
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Railroad
- Rail-to-road
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 274.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.08333, -96.75833   (decimal degrees)
35°04'60" N, 96°45'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/704366/3884582 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Louis
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 107450000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2009)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
810

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • June 6, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Updated status: bridge is closed; Added category "A-frame portal"
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-to-road"
  • March 1, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: corrected construction year
  • December 5, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney

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Salt Creek Bridge
Posted January 8, 2009, by Wes Kinsler (Wkinsler [at] wkinsler [dot] com)

Bridge was actually built in 1896. Not only is it the oldest bridge in Oklahoma, but the only Oklahoma bridge built by the King Bridge Co., of Cleveland Ohio