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Verdigris River Bridge

Photos 

View of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in November 2008

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BH Photo #128411

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Verdigris River on OK 51
Location
Wagoner County, Oklahoma
Status
Imploded April 20, 2010
History
Built 1955; raised 1970; demolished 2010.
Builder
- Lyle Buckner, Inc.
Design
K-Parker through truss bridge with polygonal Pratt pony side spans. Bridge was raised in 1970 to provide additional clearance for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Imploded April 20, 2010, to be replaced by a new span.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 788.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.95538, -95.49493   (decimal degrees)
35°57'19" N, 95°29'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/274989/3981877 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wagoner West
Elevation
550 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
4,200
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 135340000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • April 21, 2010: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • April 21, 2010: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Bridge demolished April 20, 2010.
  • November 25, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Builder's name added.
  • June 6, 2009: New photos from John Cross
  • June 5, 2009: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • November 23, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Bridge information updated.

Sources 

  • Rick Mattioni
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • John Cross - jcross [at] cross-photography [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net