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Bixby Bridge


Distant View of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in November 2008


BH Photo #127770

Street View 


19 span Parker pony truss bridge over Arkansas River on old alignment of US 64 in Bixby
Bixby, Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Open to pedestrians
Built 1939, bypassed 1988.
19-span Parker pony truss bridge.
Also called
Bixby Spartan Pass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.95811, -95.88626   (decimal degrees)
35°57'29" N, 95°53'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/239696/3983153 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
600 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 38145 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


5-panel truss (638)
Arkansas River (128)
Bixby, Oklahoma (2)
Built 1939 (816)
Built during 1930s (12,286)
Have street view (30,136)
Oklahoma (2,045)
Open to pedestrians (4,679)
Owned by city (6,232)
Parker pony truss (398)
Parker truss (1,836)
Pony truss (17,462)
Preserved (1,244)
Truss (37,697)
Tulsa County, Oklahoma (70)
US 64 (63)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2012: Updated by J Lance: Added category "Multiple span pony truss"
  • May 18, 2009: Updated by J Lance: changed name of bridge
  • December 4, 2008: New photo from Gene McCluney
  • November 16, 2008: Added by Rick Mattioni


  • Rick Mattioni
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • J Lance - bugo [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wes Kinsler
  • K. A. Erickson


Bixby Bridge
Posted January 28, 2021, by Scott Jednacz (sjednacz [at] olp [dot] net)

This bridge is currently (Jan 2021) undergoing maintenance and has been painted baby blue rather than banana yellow.

Bixby Bridge
Posted August 4, 2011, by Jbake (texasman107 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was featured in the 1982 film "Tex" with Matt Dillon. Heres a pic of it

Arkansas River Bridge
Posted January 8, 2009, by Wes Kinsler (wkinsler [at] wkinsler [dot] com)

I have here some photos of the remains of a multiple-span Parker truss that originally crossed the river at Bixby. This bridge was 1/2 mile east of the current Bixby bridges and went from Mingo Road to a half-section road between Mingo and Memorial. It was built in 1911 and colapsed in 1938 under the weight of a truck and car. Each span was 170 feet long and nine panels. Bridge was approx. 26 feet deep at the middle.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.