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KCS - Redland Bridge


South Approach

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in July 2009


BH Photo #144050



Deck Girder bridge over Arkansas River on Kansas City Southern Railway north of Spiro
Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, and Le Flore County, Oklahoma
Open to traffic
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Concrete Steel Bridge Co. of Clarksburg, West Virginia
- Peter Kiewit & Sons of Omaha, Nebraska
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Deck plate Girder
Also called
KCS - Arkansas River Bridge (Redland)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.30061, -94.62069   (decimal degrees)
35°18'02" N, 94°37'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/352645/3907585 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Coffee
Inventory number
BH 43097 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2009: Added by Nathan Morton


  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Flickr - Nick Bolton photo from 2019


KCS - Redland Bridge
Posted September 13, 2021, by Barton Jennings (be [dot] jennings3009 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sorry for the delay. This is from an article in "Modern Steel Construction" magazine.

Kansas City Southern RR Bridge A-307 Over Arkansas River

Redland, Sequoyah and Le Flore Counties, Oklahoma

Designers: Forrest and Cotton, Inc. and Wolchuk and Mayrbaurl

Owner: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company

General Contractors:

Superstructure: Bethlehem Steel Corporation

Substructure: Peter Kiewit Sonsí Co.

Steel Fabricator: Bethlehem Steel Corporation

KCS - Redland Bridge
Posted June 10, 2021, by Luke

Does the report mention a fabricator or contractor, perchance?

KCS - Redland Bridge
Posted June 10, 2021, by Barton Jennings (be [dot] jennings3009 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is not a deck plate girder bridge. It is a steel box bridge. According to a report by the The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, here is the description.

The 2110-ft single-track Kansas City Southern Railroad bridge over the Arkansas River near Redland, Oklahoma is a continuous box-girder structure having nine spans. Approximately 2400 tons of ASTM A588 weathering steel, left unpainted, were used. The 24 individual box units, ranging in length from 42 feet to 117 feet and in weight from 44 tons, were shop-fabricated by welding. Web and flange erection strengthening and stiffening were found necessary. Pier and abutment stresses and stability were reviewed.