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Buck Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Gene McCluney in December 2008


BH Photo #130145



Bedstead pony truss bridge over Buck Creek on N4030 Rd. This is a long bridge. 5 panels, rare for a Bedstead in Oklahoma.
Washington County, Oklahoma
Bypassed with a new bridge on a straightened alignment.
Built 1915
- Rochester Bridge Co. of Rochester, Indiana
Bedstead pony truss
Wooden deck
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 115.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.50148, -95.83065   (decimal degrees)
36°30'05" N, 95°49'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/246475/4043299 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bartlesville SE
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 004520000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29784 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2015: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status
  • February 21, 2015: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed wayward coordinates
  • November 25, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Builder's name added.
  • December 12, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • December 12, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Road information updated.



Buck Creek Bridge
Posted June 26, 2021, by Kathy Smith (Katsmith_99 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

June 26, 2021. Just drove by and saw this old bridge. Turned around and took some pictures of it. Really neat piece of history.

Buck Creek Bridge
Posted March 15, 2016, by Steve Biggs (okla_charger [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The old bridge was still there as of mid October of 2015. I photographed it and plan to return in the late spring to photograph it again.

Interesting bridge! It needs to be preserved.


Buck Creek Bridge
Posted May 28, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A new bridge has been built with the road being straightened, but it would appear that the old bridge has been spared.

Buck Creek Bridge
Posted May 28, 2015, by Jon and Mimi Kallin (jekallin [at] yahoo [dot] com)

this bridge is gone now. the caney valley school bus used to take this route.