8 votes

Broken Arrow Creek Bridge


Overview of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in October 2008


BH Photo #126316


Street View 


1940 may represent a relocation date but this structure is definitely much older, likely having been built between 1880 and 1900.


Kingpost pony truss bridge over Broken Arrow Creek on 185th E. Ave. (N4065) in Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1940
One-lane Kingpost pony truss with wooden deck. Bridge has recently been repainted.
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:
600 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 087500000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29754 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 23, 2019: New photos from Jay Bissell
  • 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.



Broken Arrow Creek Bridge
Posted December 24, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looking at the NBI for Tulsa County yields a huge number of bridges with a 1940 date and only helps to prove that the date on this special little span is way off. I hope the county knows of it's value and moves it to safety if progress does indeed threaten it.

Broken Arrow Creek Bridge
Posted December 23, 2019, by Jay Bissell

I just added some pictures from December, 2019. At the rate this area is being developed, this will probably be gone soon. Hopefully, Broken Arrow will relocate it to a park.

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.


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?