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Big Skin Bayou Bridge

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on Wilson Rock road.

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in June 2007

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BH Photo #129084

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Big Skin Bayou on N4740
Location
Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1928; replaced by modern concrete structure 2010
Builder
- W. E. Bradley (Contractor)
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 141.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.34167, -94.58500   (decimal degrees)
35°20'30" N, 94°35'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/355963/3912086 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Coffee
Elevation
414 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 021460000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29726 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2011)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
100

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2008: Updated by John Cross: WE Bradley Contractor, placed in the concrete on abutment.
  • December 3, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney

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Comments 

Big Skin Bayou Bridge
Posted August 24, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Another interesting span bites the dust.

I had to chuckle when I saw the 2008 inspection for this bridge, and the deck was rated very good 8/9. If you look closely at picture #4 you will see a deck that is patched with any and everything that was handy. Looks like scrap plywood, maybe road signs, and possibly pieces from the highway supervisor's kids' treehouse. These pictures were taken less than a year before the inspection.....which just has to make you wonder how accurate it really is! Might have been performed while sitting at a desk using the previous inspection numbers and "adjusting" them..........

Big Skin Bayou Bridge
Posted August 24, 2010, by Wava (wava1933 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is now being replaced.