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BNSF Railroad Bridge

Map 

Street View 

Brief History 

Written by Gary Hines

This is one of 3 or 4 bridges of this type in Woodward County. All appear to have been built by or with Railroad Personel - some even have 'date nails' still present. This particular bridge is unique in the fact the main span is a truss/floorbeam style of construction WITHOUT stringers. The deck is actually concrete SLABS that span from floorbeam to floorbeam! The timber deck planks on the approach spans is two layers thick - the top layer is laid out on a 45 degree skew!

Gary

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over BNSF Railway on N1990
Location
Woodward County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Railroad
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 57.1 ft.
Total length: 165.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.43629, -99.46191   (decimal degrees)
36°26'11" N, 99°27'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/458599/4032440 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Woodward
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 021520000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29828 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

BNSF Railway (1,223)
Built 1928 (1,115)
Built during 1920s (9,379)
Have street view (25,054)
NR-eligible (4,001)
Oklahoma (1,964)
Open (38,373)
Owned by county (19,740)
Pony truss (15,559)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,481)
Structurally deficient (16,980)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,604)
Truss (30,958)
Woodward County, Oklahoma (6)

Update Log 

  • July 23, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 19, 2009: Essay added by Gary Hines

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