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Rock Creek Bridge


View of Bridge Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in October 2008


BH Photo #126763

Street View 


Currently open to pedestrians only.


Through truss bridge over Rock Creek on Ozark Trail (Old Rt. 66) in Sapulpa
Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma
Open to traffic
Built 1921
- Concrete & Steel Construction Co. of Joplin, Missouri
Eight-panel Parker through truss bridge with brick driving surface.
Length of largest span: 144.0 ft.
Total length: 146.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1995
Also called
Bridge No. 18 at Rock Creek
Route 66 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.99365, -96.13654   (decimal degrees)
35°59'37" N, 96°08'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/758130/3987036 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
660 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 95000031 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
OKNBI 016200000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 28887 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Pedestrians Only
  • March 10, 2018: New photo from Steve Biggs
  • July 17, 2016: New photo from Lori Scholl
  • January 31, 2016: Updated by David Backlin: Bridge is open to traffic
  • September 13, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 6, 2015: New photos from Michael Shulman
  • August 10, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Brick road"
  • March 12, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added street view & imported photo
  • February 26, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • November 19, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Builder's name added.
  • December 10, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • October 26, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni



Rock Creek Bridge
Posted July 13, 2020, by Rhys Martin (rhysfunk [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm curious to know why this listing says it was built in 1921 when the SHPO nomination says 1924? http://nr2_shpo.okstate.edu/pdfs/95000031.pdf

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted October 20, 2019, by Anonymous

Bridge is apparently open for traffic now. I drove over it doing a US-66 trip earlier this month (Oct 2019). There weren't any road closed signs/barricades around.

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted May 8, 2017, by Anonymous

Low Clearance Barrier

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted August 10, 2014, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Heard news the bridge was to be reopened by now.