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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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Facts 

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
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
810
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 107450000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.9 (out of 100)
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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