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Photo taken by Henley Quadling

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Washout on Oklahoma Aproach 

Written by Brad Smith

There has been a 75% washout on the North (Oklahoma) approach. The bridge is closed until repairs can be made.

http://www.ntxe-news.com/artman/publish/article_96042.shtml

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Red River on TX 78
Location
Fannin County, Texas, and Bryan County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
Builders
- Illinois Steel Bridge Co. of Jacksonville, Illinois
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
K-Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 212.9 ft.
Total length: 2,112.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 1996
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.75333, -96.19611   (decimal degrees)
33°45'12" N, 96°11'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/759719/3738339 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Yuba
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 010750027902024 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 96001517 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 33015 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 43.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
3,900

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2015: Essay added by Brad Smith
  • September 10, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added K-truss category.
  • March 12, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 28, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • January 4, 2012: Updated by Jason Straub: updated NRHP info
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.

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Comments 

Red River Bridge
Posted November 3, 2010, by Brad Smith (Gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

http://www.ntxe-news.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi?archiv...

I had no idea at about all of the suspension toll bridges that had crossed the Red River way back when. I was chasing that when I ran across this piece about the current bridge at Sowells Bluff.

Red River Bridge
Posted June 22, 2010, by brad smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

more photos of the bridge

Red River Bridge
Posted June 22, 2010, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

There are 2 pony trusses on each end and 8 riveted Parker through truss sections between them (12 sections total). The bank was so grown up you couldn't get a decent side view and even from the river I would imagine too.