Wes Kinsler

Recent Updates 

Stink Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Stink Creek on N3200
November 24, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Changed Status to replaced & added builder
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on E0270 Rd.
November 24, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Added builder
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on E0270 Rd.
November 24, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Bridge is gone....
Bitter Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Bitter Creek on N3210
November 24, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated bridge status & other info
Bitter Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Bitter Creek on N3210
November 24, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Bridge Closed, fixed location
Bitter Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Bitter Creek on E0080
November 24, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Bridge has been replaced
Bitter Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Bitter Creek on N3210
November 24, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated bridge status
Bitter Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Bitter Creek on N3210
November 24, 2012: New photo
Dry Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Dry Creek on E0110
November 24, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Update: bridge is gone. New bridge under construction.
Thompson Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Thompson Creek on E0150
November 24, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Udated status
Black Bear Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Black Bear Creek on E0440 Rd.
November 10, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: updated status
BNSF - Black Bear Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Oklahoma)
Pin-connected through truss bridge over Black Bear Creek on BNSF Railway in Pawnee
November 10, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: updated status
Deep Fork Creek US 177 Bridge (Lincoln County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Deep Fork Creek on US 177 in Warwick
November 10, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: updated status
Black Bear Creek Bridge (Noble County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Black Bear Creek on US 177
November 10, 2012: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated status
Verdigris River Bridge (Rogers County, Oklahoma)
K-Parker through truss bridge over Verdigris River on State Route 33
February 5, 2012: Added
Redoubt Creek Bridge (Harper County, Oklahoma)
Lost pony truss bridge over Redoubt Creek on E0030
December 30, 2011: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated type & builder
Redoubt Creek Bridge (Harper County, Oklahoma)
Lost pony truss bridge over Redoubt Creek on E0030
December 30, 2011: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated status, location
Chickaskia River Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Chickaskia River on IRR E0230
December 30, 2011: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated status
Branch Red Rock Creek Bridge (Garfield County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Red Rock Creek on N3050
December 30, 2011: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated status, type, and builder information
Red Rock Creek Bridge (Garfield County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Red Rock Creek on E0350
December 30, 2011: Essay added
Red Rock Creek Bridge (Garfield County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Red Rock Creek on E0350
December 30, 2011: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated status, added year &ODOT inventory number
Abandoned Bridge (Marion County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Little Scioto River on Hollman Road
October 29, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: corrected details
Abandoned Bridge (Marion County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Little Scioto River on Hollman Road
October 29, 2010: New photos
Abandoned Bridge (Marion County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Little Scioto River on Hollman Road
April 12, 2010: Added
Clark Road Bridge (Marion County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Scioto River on CR 13
April 12, 2010: New photos
Salt Creek Bridge (Seminole County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Salt Creek on OK 9A. Originally a railroad span built in 1886, was adapted to road use and installed in 1947.
March 1, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: corrected construction year
Mahala Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Mahala Creek on 5788C
March 1, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Bridge is gone.
Sand Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over Sand Creek on Old US 60
March 1, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Corrected Bridge Info; bridge is on old US 60
Big Vermillion River Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Vermilion River near Oglesby
February 24, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: added to mystery catagory
Old Erie Railroad Underpass (Marion County, Ohio)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Hardin-Marion Road on Old Erie Railroad Grade
February 17, 2010: Added
Reed Bridge 35-80-05x (Union County, Ohio)
Partridge through truss bridge over Big Darby Creek
February 17, 2010: Added
Newton Falls Covered Bridge 35-78-01x (Trumbull County, Ohio)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Mahoning River
February 17, 2010: Added
Big Vermillion River Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Vermilion River near Oglesby
February 17, 2010: Added
Neosho River Bridge (Ottawa County, Oklahoma)
Lost K-truss bridge over Neosho River on US 69 in Miami
February 16, 2010: New photo
Frisco - Old Highway 51 Overpass (Creek County, Oklahoma)
Lost Bridge over Old Highway 51 on Old Frisco Railroad
February 16, 2010: Added
Crystal Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Oklahoma)
Lost pony truss bridge over Crystal Creek on N3550
February 16, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: added map and bridge type data
Crystal Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Oklahoma)
Lost pony truss bridge over Crystal Creek on N3550
February 16, 2010: New photos
Neosho River Bridge (Ottawa County, Oklahoma)
Lost K-truss bridge over Neosho River on US 69 in Miami
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Added additional bridge info, fixed year.
West Lake Ponca Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over West Lake Ponca on E0180 in Ponca City
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Added type info, photo.
West Lake Ponca Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over West Lake Ponca on E0180 in Ponca City
February 15, 2010: New photo
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on FAU 5760 (South Avenue) in Ponca City
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated status, added type info
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Kay County, Oklahoma)
Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek on FAU 5760 (South Avenue) in Ponca City
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated status, added type info
Salt Creek Bridge (Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Old SR18
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Added map location
Chouteau Creek Bridge (Mayes County, Oklahoma)
Through truss bridge over Chouteau Creek on old OK 33 east of Chouteau
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: updated status, added map.
Cimarron River Bridge (Logan County, Oklahoma)
Lost 11-span pony truss bridge over Cimarron River on OK 33
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Added categories & map location
Bear Creek Bridge (Logan County, Oklahoma)
Camelback through truss bridge over Bear Creek on N3210
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Added map location
Clear Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Warren Pony truss bridge over Clear Creek on 5738C
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: added map location & updated bridge type
Doga Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Lost pony truss bridge over Doga Creek on 5738C
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Located bridge on map.
Snake Creek Bridge (Tulsa County, Oklahoma)
Abandoned bedstead Warren pony truss bridge over an unnamed Creek on Mingo Road south of 191st Street.
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Added creek name and builder's info
Rock Creek Bridge (Osage County, Oklahoma)
Pratt Pony truss bridge over Rock creek on D0185
February 15, 2010: Updated by Wes Kinsler: Updated type, corrected map location and creek name

Recent Comments 

Re: Two more important upgrades
Posted December 30, 2011

James,

Following the example of Joseph King from his 1993 survey, I have called bridges like your two examples modified Warrens, though a more accurate description would be modified Warrens with verticals. I have in general applied the modified designation to these types that have extra struts & ties in each panel, but do not use them to subdivide panels like the Baltimore, Pennsylvania, or subdivided Warren with verticals types do.

Posted April 12, 2010

This is an old alignment of US 62

Posted April 12, 2010

This is Old US 62

Posted March 1, 2010

The inspection and traffic count data is for the current US 60 pony truss over Sand Creek just west of here.

Posted March 1, 2010

This is actually the inventory listing for the old US 60 Sand Creek Bridge. ODOT ID: 57D0187N376006 Built in 1930.

Posted January 2, 2010

Demolished in 2002

Posted December 30, 2009

According to ODOT's Historic Bridge Survey Phase 1, this bridge, 40E1225N4775000 was built in 1911.

Posted December 25, 2009

I will check in Fairview then. What is the full structure number? I'm guessing its 47N2542E0500004?

Posted November 25, 2009

Looks like it is a Luten arch.

Posted November 24, 2009

James,

Your website has a lot of neat features presently that make it a nice place to visit and view bridges. I too, like the idea of not seperating the post 1970 bridges from the earlier structures. This preserves the chronology of some structures better, and makes the older bridges that much more significant when you can compare them to their mindane replacements, and even makes the mundane replacements look worse when you can compare them to bridges that have been moved/rehabed or new bridges that will be landmarks and not UCEB's.

Since this does seem to be a history orientated website, a seperate place for non-bridge things seems like a good idea, but having the dams and canals in with the bridges kind of transitions this into a historic civil engineering website, and I see merits of that too. Maybe add in historic standpipes (water towers). The seperate website could be for the more architectual items of intersts such as the mills and barns, and maybe add in old schools, churches and courthouses to that list too, as in many places these are dissapearing or are already gone and it would be nice to have a place to preserve their memory.

As for Pennsylvania and cancer, I find it amazing for a state such as Pennsylvania, which to on the surface, and stereotypically to many other, is interested in its history or celebrating its history and old ways with its well-known Amish communities is not engaged at all in historic bridge preservation. Thanks to sites like this, I've seen so many amazing, unique, landmark bridges that have been or soon will be destroyed. Beautiful bridges, destroyed without thought or hesitation. So, to the cancer question, I think Pennsylvania will destroy all their historic bridges, and end up buying one from some other state when some unforseen need comes up where they have to have a preserved historic bridge for some ceremony or anniversary or something....they'll cure cancer first either way.

-Wes Kinsler

Oklahoma Historic Bridge & Highways Group

Posted November 17, 2009

I think you have this one confused with the one on 77 Scenic. This one is still standing-or at least it was when visited in 2008:

http://okbridges.wkinsler.com/love_county/hickorycreek2.html

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Posted November 17, 2009

WOW!!! Thanks for that clarification, James.

Still, it is too bad they are not considering any repair options.

Posted November 11, 2009

"The foundations were constructed in the 1920s of unreinforced concrete. It's too dangerous to work around and too dangerous to repair."

Unreinforced concrete? Is he serious? I cannot possibly imagine a large bridge such as that, built in the late 1920's, having any unreinforced concrete. That is insane.

Maybe to him, anything concrete without pre- or post-tension reinforcing is not "reinforced".

This smells rotten...

Posted November 10, 2009

No longer exists.

Posted November 10, 2009

No Longer exists