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Old US 62 Overpass

Photos 

Overview

You can see where a US highway shield-shaped Federal Aid Project plaque was once mounted to the righthand concrete guardrail post.

Photo taken by Wes Kinsler in January 2009

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BH Photo #155267

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge was adapted from a railroad bridge for use as a highway overpass in 1929 as part of a Federal Aid Project.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over BNSF Railroad on E1643/ Old US 62
Location
Tillman County, Oklahoma
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1929; made obsolete by new bridge in 1968
Railroads
- Rail-to-road
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Pin-connected 6-panel Pratt through truss with flanking steel stringer approaches, all with concrete decks.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 192.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Old US 62 Frisco Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.63531, -99.09149   (decimal degrees)
34°38'07" N, 99°05'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/491614/3832605 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Long Mountain
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
24
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 095140000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29738 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 19, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Closed
  • April 6, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added category "Rail-to-road"
  • April 11, 2016: New photos from Mark Yurina
  • February 26, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • May 24, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated bridge info

Sources 

  • Wes Kinsler
  • Sheldon Wiens
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Mark Yurina - markyurina [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

Old US 62 Overpass
Posted June 19, 2018, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I visited this bridge 6-16-18. It is now barricaded and posted as Bridge Closed.