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Lincoln Bridge

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Lincoln Bridge sa

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt June 8, 2009

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BH Photo #272849

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Description 

This bridge was finished the day before and dedicated on the 100th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth, February 12, 1909. Work began in November 1908 to replace a string of previous bridges that had either washed away or required constant repairs. The superintendent, Albert R. Greene, felt that a solid bridge was needed. A local engineer, H. V. Hinckley proposed a stone arch and the idea was soon accepted. Bids went out and of the three received, Canton Bridge Company, Midland Bridge Company, and Liberenz & Robinson, it was the latter, a local company that came in with the low bid of $3665. Oklahoma's quarter released in 2011 for the current America the Beautiful Quarters programme features the Lincoln Bridge of Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Travertine Creek on Pedestrian path
Location
Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1909
Builders
- H. V. Hinckley
- Liberenz & Robinson
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.50403, -96.97052   (decimal degrees)
34°30'15" N, 96°58'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/686317/3819914 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sulphur North
Inventory number
BH 51489 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • February 28, 2012: Added by K. A. Erickson

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Lincoln Bridge
Posted February 28, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

I came across this bridge on a quarter received in change from buying a postcard. It was not here already so I added it and updated some other listings for Murray County.