Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
BH Photo #114997
Just to answer the how many spans question .... In May of 2012 one span could easily cross the river. I'm sure that's the way it is most of the time. I'm also sure there are times when the river is much, much wider.
This is the longest pin-connected truss in Texas. I wonder how it ranks in the country?
That is one crazy long bridge. Would like to know how many spans are actually over the river!
Would be great if someone would post a pic or two of this bridge all restored. Texas and Oklahoma has quite a collection of long multispan pony and thru trusses, most of which are still standing as shown on this site.