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Big Skin Bayou Bridge


on Wilson Rock road.

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in June 2007


BH Photo #129084



Lost pony truss bridge over Big Skin Bayou on N4740
Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1928; replaced by modern concrete structure 2010
- W.E. Bradley (Contractor)
Riveted, 5-panel Parker pony truss
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
414 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 021460000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29726 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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


  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • John Cross - jcrossiam [at] gmail [dot] com


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.