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Bixby Bridge

Photos 

Distant View of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in November 2008

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BH Photo #127770

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
19 span Parker pony truss bridge over Arkansas River on old alignment of US 64 in Bixby
Location
Bixby, Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1939, bypassed 1988.
Design
19-span Parker pony truss bridge.
Also called
Bixby Spartan Pass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.95811, -95.88626   (decimal degrees)
35°57'29" N, 95°53'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/239696/3983153 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bixby
Elevation
600 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 38145 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2012: Updated by J Lance: Added category "Multiple span pony truss"
  • May 18, 2009: Updated by J Lance: changed name of bridge
  • December 4, 2008: New photo from Gene McCluney
  • November 16, 2008: Added by Rick Mattioni

Sources 

  • Rick Mattioni
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wes Kinsler
  • K. A. Erickson

Comments 

Bixby Bridge
Posted August 4, 2011, by Jbake (texasman107 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was featured in the 1982 film "Tex" with Matt Dillon. Heres a pic of it

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted January 8, 2009, by Wes Kinsler (wkinsler [at] wkinsler [dot] com)

I have here some photos of the remains of a multiple-span Parker truss that originally crossed the river at Bixby. This bridge was 1/2 mile east of the current Bixby bridges and went from Mingo Road to a half-section road between Mingo and Memorial. It was built in 1911 and colapsed in 1938 under the weight of a truck and car. Each span was 170 feet long and nine panels. Bridge was approx. 26 feet deep at the middle.

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