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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
Closed October 2009/ open to pedestrians
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
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 095140000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29738 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2007)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 50.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
24

Update Log 

  • 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