Rating:
7 votes

Broken Arrow Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in October 2008

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BH Photo #126316

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Broken Arrow Creek on 185th E. Ave. (N4065) in Broken Arrow
Location
Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1940
Design
One-lane Kingpost pony truss with wooden deck. Bridge has recently been repainted.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 38.1 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.98589, -95.77057   (decimal degrees)
35°59'09" N, 95°46'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/250220/3985933 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leonard
Elevation
600 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 087500000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29754 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 30.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
100

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2017: New photos from J Lance
  • September 13, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 17, 2016: New photos from Lori Scholl
  • December 29, 2011: Updated by John Cross: Flag moved, photo added.
  • May 23, 2009: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • October 16, 2008: New photos from Rick Mattioni
  • October 14, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Bridge description updated.

Sources 

Comments 

Broken Arrow Creek Bridge
Posted May 25, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Yes, I noticed the bracket, and also noticed your comments about it on your web site.

Gene

Broken Arrow Creek Bridge
Posted May 24, 2009, by Wes Kinsler (wkinsler [at] wkinsler [dot] com)

Did anyone notice the extra angle for maybe attaching a sidewalk to the side?

Broken Arrow Creek Bridge
Posted May 21, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I agree with you Gene, this bridge is much older than 1940. It WAS probably relocated here and is most certainly pre-1900.

Broken Arrow Creek Bridge
Posted May 21, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

It seems very unlikely that a Pin-connected Kingpost bridge with a wooden deck was constructed new in 1940. This bridge has the design characteristics of a pre-1920 bridge with laced girders and pin-connections. Perhaps it was moved here in 1940?