J Lance

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Poteau River Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
From the 1934 OSHC road map of Oklahoma
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Main span

Old Channel Verdigris River Bridge (Wagoner County, Oklahoma)

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Porter's Bluff Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)

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Bridge after collapse

Posey Creek Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)

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Eastwood Park Bridge (Ward County, North Dakota)
False arch

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Eastwood Park Bridge (Ward County, North Dakota)
Closeup of false arch

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Recent Updates 

Porter's Bluff Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Lost through truss over White River (now Beaver Lake) on AR 12 east of Rogers
October 13, 2018: New photos
Jenks Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
19 span Parker pony truss bridge over Arkansas River on E 96th Street S between Jenks and Tulsa
March 31, 2018: New photos
Fairlie Brake Slough bridge (Union County, Arkansas)
Bridge over Fairlie Brake Slough on abandoned stretch of US 167
March 29, 2018: Updated by J Lance: Added GPS coordinates
Bourbeuse River Twin Bridges (Franklin County, Missouri)
Lost pair of through truss bridges over Bourbeuse River on US 66 (now I-44)
March 19, 2018: New photo
Poteau River Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Lost K-Parker truss bridge over Poteau River on US 59/270
March 17, 2018: Updated by J Lance: Added photo
Poteau River Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Lost K-Parker truss bridge over Poteau River on US 59/270
March 17, 2018: New photo
Old Channel Verdigris River Bridge (Wagoner County, Oklahoma)
Abandoned Parker through truss bridge with Pratt approach spans over Old Channel Verdigris River on an old alignment of E0665 Road
March 15, 2018: Updated by J Lance: Added some information
Old Channel Verdigris River Bridge (Wagoner County, Oklahoma)
Abandoned Parker through truss bridge with Pratt approach spans over Old Channel Verdigris River on an old alignment of E0665 Road
March 13, 2018: Added
Arch Sreet Overpass (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Bridge over Union Pacific Railroad and West 34th St on S Arch St / AR 367 (old US 167)
January 14, 2018: Updated by J Lance: Fixed typo
Mission Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Mission Creek on D0079
December 29, 2017: Updated by J Lance: Corrected coordinates
Bird Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Bird Creek on N3790
December 29, 2017: Updated by J Lance: Corrected coordinates
Quapaw Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Lost Through truss bridge over Quapaw Creek on W. Oak St. in Skiatook
December 29, 2017: Updated by J Lance: Bridge has ben replaced
Spaulding Bridge (Muskogee County, Oklahoma)
Lost Through truss bridge over Arkansas River
December 29, 2017: Added
Pryor Creek Bridge (Mayes County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Pryor Creek on E0500 in Pryor
December 27, 2017: Updated by J Lance: Fixed typo
Oologah Lake Bridge (Rogers County, Oklahoma)
Steel stringer bridge over Oologah Lake on E 300 Rd
December 27, 2017: Updated by J Lance: Corrected typos
Posey Creek Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Posey Creek on Yale Ave
October 13, 2017: New photo
Cimarron River Bridge (Pawnee County, Oklahoma)
Lost Through truss bridge over Cimarron River on Former alignment of US 64
September 2, 2017: New photo
AM - Fort Smith Bridge (Sebastian County, Arkansas)
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Arkansas River on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad between Fort Smith and Van Buren in Van Buren
August 2, 2017: New photos
Salt Creek Bridge (Wagoner County, Oklahoma)
Lost through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Coweta Rd./305th E. Ave.
August 1, 2017: Updated by J Lance: Bridge has been replaced
Deep Fork River Bridge (Okmulgee County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Deep Fork River on S 300 Rd
March 6, 2017: Added by J Lance on March 6, 2017
Cimarron River Bridge (Pawnee County, Oklahoma)
Lost Through truss bridge over Cimarron River on Former alignment of US 64
January 19, 2017: New photo
Broken Arrow Creek Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Broken Arrow Creek on 185th E. Ave. (N4065) in Broken Arrow
January 12, 2017: New photos
Jenks Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
19 span Parker pony truss bridge over Arkansas River on E 96th Street S between Jenks and Tulsa
January 6, 2017: New photos
Poteau River KCS Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Poteau River on Kansas City Southern Railway south of Heavener, OK
January 2, 2017: Added
Black Fork River KCS Bridge (north) (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
2 span through truss bridge over Black Fork River on Kansas City Southern Railway in Hodgen
January 2, 2017: Updated by J Lance: Added number of spans
Cimarron River Bridge (Pawnee County, Oklahoma)
Lost Through truss bridge over Cimarron River on Former alignment of US 64
January 2, 2017: Added
Mud Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Mud Creek on Road
January 2, 2017: Added
Caston Creek Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Caston Creek on 4026C
December 7, 2016: Updated by J Lance: Bridge is gone
Black Fork River KCS Bridge (south) (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Black Fork River on Kansas City Southern Railway
December 6, 2016: Added
Mountain Fork River CR 38 Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Two-span pony truss bridge over Mountain Fork River on CR 38 near Potter
November 30, 2016: New photos
Mountain Fork River CR 38 Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Two-span pony truss bridge over Mountain Fork River on CR 38 near Potter
November 29, 2016: Updated by J Lance: Bridge is open to traffic!
Caddo Creek Bridge (Bryan County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Caddo Creek on Mulberry Street (former US 70) in Durant
November 26, 2016: Updated by J Lance: US 70 has been rerouted off this bridge
South Grand Avenue Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Two-span through truss bridge over Flat Creek on South Grand Avenue, south of Sedalia
November 26, 2016: Updated by J Lance: Added year of construction
South Grand Avenue Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Two-span through truss bridge over Flat Creek on South Grand Avenue, south of Sedalia
November 26, 2016: Updated by J Lance: Added year of construction
Little Red River Relief Bridge (White County, Arkansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Little Red River Relief on SH 367 (old US 67)
October 29, 2016: New photos
UP - Bayou Manard Bridge (Muskogee County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Bayou Manard on Union Pacific Railroad
August 21, 2016: Updated by J Lance: Added year of construction
Black Fork River KCS Bridge (north) (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
2 span through truss bridge over Black Fork River on Kansas City Southern Railway in Hodgen
May 8, 2016: Updated by J Lance: Corrected name of stream.
Old US 71 Sixmile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Lost Bridge over Sixmile Creek on abandoned alignment of US 71
May 1, 2016: Added
Poteau River Bridge (Le Flore County, Oklahoma)
Lost K-Parker truss bridge over Poteau River on US 59/270
January 31, 2016: Added
Two Mile Creek Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Lost through truss bridge over Two Mile Creek on CR 37 (Old US 71)
January 9, 2016: Updated by J Lance: Bridge was lost
Mannsville Bridge (Johnston County, Oklahoma)
Lost through truss bridge over Washita River on FAS 3501
June 19, 2015: Updated by J Lance: Bridge was destroyed by flood on 6-18-15
Blackburn Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Lost six span Parker through truss bridge over Arkansas River on 5740C in Blackburn
October 21, 2014: Updated by J Lance: Bridge has been replaced
AR88 Ouachita River Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Lost Through truss bridge over Ouachita River on AR 88
June 10, 2014: Added
Lewis Avenue Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Lost bridge over I-44 on Lewis Avenue
October 22, 2013: New photo
Lewis Avenue Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Lost bridge over I-44 on Lewis Avenue
October 20, 2013: Updated by J Lance: Bridge has been demolished
Salt Creek Bridge (Wagoner County, Oklahoma)
Lost through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Coweta Rd./305th E. Ave.
August 24, 2013: New photos
KCS - Ward Creek Bridge (Polk County, Arkansas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Ward Creek on Kansas City Southern Railroad
August 19, 2013: Added
Newcastle Bridge (McClain County, Oklahoma)
Lost through truss bridge over S. Canadian River on old US 62/277
May 20, 2013: Updated by J Lance: Bridge destroyed by tornado
Saline River AR 15 Bridge (Bradley County, Arkansas)
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Saline River on AR 15
October 7, 2012: Updated by J Lance: This bridge was never a part of US 63.
Big Sallisaw Creek Bridge (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Big Sallisaw Creek on US 64 WB in Sallisaw
August 13, 2012: Updated by J Lance: Added category "Multiple span pony truss"

Recent Comments 

Posted March 31, 2018

Here is a mostly complete archive of Oklahoma state highway maps:

http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/maps/state/archive-a.htm

Here is an archive of different types of maps, mostly of Oklahoma including some historic county road maps:

https://dc.library.okstate.edu/digital/collection/OKMaps/sea...

Posted December 29, 2017

This can be done independently of the redesign, but you could add a category for bridges that have been demolished but piers or towers still exist. Perhaps "Remnants" would be a good name. There are a lot of bridges that are grayed out that have evidence of the old bridges. A bridge site with abutments, piers, towers, girders, anchors and other relics is far more interesting than a site where the entire old bridge was obliterated.

Posted April 20, 2017

This bridge is doomed.

Posted December 6, 2016

I don't think this bridge exists or existed. Witte is old OK 112 and the original OK 112 bridge is still extant as a footbridge.

Posted December 6, 2016

If you go to historicaerials.com and search for Poteau, OK and navigate to this crossing and click on the 1955 aerial, it appears to show a truss bridge with no deck.

Posted November 29, 2016

I visited this bridge on November 29, 2016 and am pleased to report that it is open to traffic! The furthest west approach spans have been replaced and the deck has settled on some of the approaches but the trusses seem to be in excellent shape. Lets hope it stands another 111 years.

Posted April 6, 2016

My research indicates that this bridge did indeed carry OK 51 (and OK 58) at one time. The attached map reinforces my theory. Note that US 270 once went through Canton. It was rerouted to go through Oakwood after this map was printed.

Posted March 31, 2016

It appears that this bridge has been removed.

Posted March 7, 2016

I'm 99.9% sure US 59 never ran through here. US 59 in Oklahoma didn't exist until 1934. The predecessor to US 59, OK 23, *might* have run through here but I doubt it. This was likely a county road bridge.

Posted October 28, 2015

Parts of 'Twister' were filmed in Texas. In one scene, a Texas farm road route marker sign can be seen.

Posted July 11, 2015

It appears that this bridge has been moved here, considering its late date.

Posted April 17, 2015

I would say there's a 99% chance that US 70 originally ran across the old Idabel bridge. I've driven the back way from Idabel to Broken Bow and the road is like an old highway.

Posted January 2, 2015

One day back in September of 2000, I decided to go on a little roadtrip to view some of the infamous Dice swinging bridges of Miller County. I lived in Knob Noster at the time. My route took me through Warsaw. I headed east out of Warsaw on MO 7 and wanted to get to US 54. I wanted to see if the US 54 Niangua River bridge was still extant (Only one truss remained), so I chose to cut through via Route J. As I turned onto J, I noticed a low clearance sign and thought "Cool! A through truss!" I traveled a few miles when I saw some more clearance warnings and started to get excited. I approached a river crossing and got an adrenaline rush. I rounded the corner and instead of a truss, I spotted this monster. I had absolutely no idea it was there (this was before Bridgehunter). I didn't see a good place to take pictures so I kept driving. It's ironic that on the way to visit suspension bridges in Miller County, I found a a swinging bridge just off the beaten path. The moral of the story is to keep your eyes open at all times and you never know what you might find.

Posted October 17, 2013

I can decode the white sign next to the bridge. The 182-4 refers to highway 182, section 4. The center of this bridge is 1.05 miles from the beginning of section 4.

Oden Bridge (Arkansas)
Posted October 17, 2013

There was an issue of the Looking Glass magazine in the late '70s or early '80s with a picture of this bridge.