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I-40 Arkansas River Bridge

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I-40 bridge

Heading westbound. Bridge is not particularly interesting, but is historic because of the collapse.

Photo taken by J Lance in December 2009

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BH Photo #156231

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I-40 Arkansas River Bridge

This is the bridge near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma that partially collapsed in 2002 when a barge hit one of the piers. 14 were killed.

Video posted by J Lance

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Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Arkansas River on I-40 in Webbers Falls
Location
Webbers Falls, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, and Muskogee County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1967; rehabilitated 1983. Collapsed on May 26, 2002 after being hit by a barge, killing 14. Reopened to traffic July 29, 2002.
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 330.1 ft.
Total length: 1,988.9 ft.
Deck width: 64.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.48694, -95.09692   (decimal degrees)
35°29'13" N, 95°05'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/309779/3929066 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stigler NE
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
15,900
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 170510000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39281 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 24, 2010: Updated by J Lance: Added correct coordinates and photo
  • February 6, 2009: Added by J Lance

Sources 

  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com