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Arkansas River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in December 2008

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BH Photo #130106

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Arkansas River on Old OK 104
Location
Wagoner County, Oklahoma, and Muskogee County, Oklahoma
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Originally had 10 through trusses, one must have been damaged, and it has been replaced with a stringer span. This is on the far side, not visible in photos.
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Multi-span Pin-connected Through Truss consisting of 10 pin-connected Parker spans, each 175 feet in length
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 175.0 ft.
Total length: 1,925.0 ft.
Also called
Old OK 104 Arkansas River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.82110, -95.64017   (decimal degrees)
35°49'16" N, 95°38'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/261484/3967324 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Haskell
Elevation
530 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 38358 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2010: New Street View added by Matthew Lohry
  • November 23, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Builder's name added.
  • May 23, 2009: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • March 29, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates, elevation, description elements
  • December 10, 2008: Added by Gene McCluney

Sources 

  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Rick Mattioni
  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted September 29, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nathan:

I have found the measuring tool to be surprisingly accurate as well. As long as a bridge is not obscured by trees, I can usually get a measurement that matches the NBI Data. (Excluding any situations in which the NBI is obviously off).

I often use the tool on mystery bridges that I have not had a chance to field visit.

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted September 28, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Based on the Google maps measuring tool (which I have reliably found to be surprisingly accurate) I estimate the spans are not 175 feet, but instead are between 150-155 feet each, and the overall length around 1564 feet.

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted February 18, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Nothing in a search of news about this one being destroyed. If there's no link to a news story perhaps the recent status change should be reverted.

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted February 18, 2016, by Robert Elder

No worries. With so many getting blown up in the last few weeks, it is hard to keep them straight.

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted February 17, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

I might have made a mistake on the bridges.

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted February 17, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one came down as well? That would make two of them in one day along with the US 51 Bridge.

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted February 16, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I think its about time to upgrade this state to the "lost cause" status, along with other states with completely nonexistant preservation efforts, such as Maine and Louisiana.

This was one of the longest simple span pin connected truss bridges in North America.

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted February 16, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

Was on the news the bridge was imploded.

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted April 21, 2015, by Rhys Martin (rhysfunk [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here's a photo of the far side of the bridge with the stringer span