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Stillwater Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Gene McCluney in March 2009


BH Photo #136442

Brief history 

Written by Gary Hines

The disputed date on this bridge is probably due to the fact that in 1980 when ALL off-system bridges were first inspected under NBIS guidelines. If a date or records weren't found to confirm the age of the bridge an arbitrary number of 1950 was used. If you looked at the number of bridges in Oklahoma with "date built = 1950" you see that GOBS of bridges were built then lol. The guess at 1920 is much closer IMHO.



Lost pony truss bridge over Stillwater Creek on N3290 in Stillwater
Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1950, probably "moved" here in 1950, as this has the characteristics of a pre-1920 bridge, and Oklahoma did not build bridges like this in the 1940's or 1950's.
Riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 70.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.13038, -97.14044   (decimal degrees)
36°07'49" N, 97°08'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/667330/4000011 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Carl Blackwell
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 122990000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29636 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2013)
Sufficiency rating: 31.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 18, 2009: Essay added by Gary Hines
  • April 5, 2009: Updated by Gene McCluney: Added more data.
  • April 3, 2009: New photos from Gene McCluney


  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • Gary Hines - ghines [at] odot [dot] org


Stillwater Creek Bridge
Posted June 26, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

People never photograph their kids hanging out on a UCEB.

Many folks get upset when someone wants to clear a patch of forest, but fewer place the same value on the beautiful works of people.

I keep trying to figure out how we can win them over....

Stillwater Creek Bridge
Posted June 26, 2013, by Charlotte King (jonandtata [at] yahoo [dot] com)

We loved this bridge and had friends take pics of our daughters on and around it when we went to visit them in Stillwater in 2012. Sadly, it is no more. Our friends told us it was recently torn down and a new road and bridge were built. :( Glad we got the pictures when we did.