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Hackberry Creek Bridge


Oblique view looking SE

Oblique view looking SE

Photo taken November 2008 by Wes Kinsler

View this photo at okbridges.wkinsler.com

BH Photo #151516


Street View 

Brief History 

Written by Gary Hines

There is/was a gentleman who lives just NW of this bridge - it's the only house around. He is/was a retired (in 2003) Texas County employee who has lived there since the bridge was built. I haven't talked to him in @ 5 years so he may have passed on. I actually had him accompany me the few times I inspected the bridges in Texas County in the 1998-2004 time frame.

Anyway, from what I can recall, I believe he said this bridge used to be on the State Highway system in Texas County (he would know exactly where). Notice the date built - 1957? Oklahoma suffered record flooding almost state-wide then. That flood is the reason all the bridges in the Panhandle are so high over the tiny creeks! Many State & County bridges were washed out - is seems to reason that some bridges were re-used elsewhere.

At the time I knew him he told me the County would furnish the paint & he would paint it every 3-4 years! Also, there was another similar Hi-truss near this one (4-5 miles IIRC) that was replaced in @ 2000. The only other truss I knew about was also in the same general area - it was a pony truss @ 60'long which was also replaced @ 2000.



Through truss bridge over Hackberry Creek on N1040
Texas County, Oklahoma
Open to traffic
Built 1957
Modified Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 96.1 ft.
Total length: 98.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.55776, -101.15200   (decimal degrees)
36°33'28" N, 101°09'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/307407/4047969 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 138140000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29737 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1957 (279)
Built during 1950s (3,844)
Have street view (26,947)
Oklahoma (2,003)
Open (39,882)
Owned by county (20,783)
Pratt through truss (5,392)
Pratt truss (9,299)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,428)
Texas County, Oklahoma (2)
Through truss (15,065)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,584)
Truss (32,788)

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 2, 2010: New photos from Wes Kinsler
  • December 19, 2009: Essay added by Gary Hines



Hackberry Creek Bridge
Posted December 13, 2020, by Lidia Gray (lidia [dot] heritage [at] swko [dot] net)

I passed over this cool bridge as a girl many, many times as my Dad, Grandfather and Great Uncle would be headed to Schultz Lake for a day of fishing. It was always a thrill to this high plains kid to be on an actual bridge:-)