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Grand River Bridge


View to East

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in September 2008


BH Photo #125537

Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Grand River on 5172C in Fort Gibson
Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement 2015, but will become a pedestrian bridge.
Built 1926
- J. A. Moore of Muskogee, Oklahoma (Contractor)
- Muskogee Iron Works of Muskogee, Oklahoma
This bridge is a Modified Parker through truss, so-called because the panels were subdivided to allow for greater stiffness and support for the deck. This is the only bridge of its type on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Historic Bridge Survey.
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 766.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Fort Gibson Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.80539, -95.26179   (decimal degrees)
35°48'19" N, 95°15'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/296418/3965587 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Northeast Muskogee
510 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 017600000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29395 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 7, 2016: New photos from Lori Scholl
  • July 15, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
  • July 15, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • August 19, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for replacement 2011
  • December 4, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney
  • October 6, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Added to description of bridge and contractor's name.



Grand River Bridge
Posted May 13, 2017, by Rhys Martin (rhysfunk [at] gmail [dot] com)

Stopped by today; the new bridge is completed and the old bridge is, indeed, open to pedestrian traffic.

Grand River Bridge
Posted January 30, 2016, by Melissa L Jones

Visited and photographed this bridge and the adjacent railroad bridge today. The new bridge is still under construction (the rebar was rolled up nearby and it looked like the footings were in place, but there was no deck at all yet), so this one will be in use, I suspect, at least until spring 2016.

Grand River Bridge
Posted January 5, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Good news! This historic truss bridge is to be preserved for pedestrians following its replacement on new alignment! http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/news/local_news/spring-start-...