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Osage Prairie Trail - Delaware Creek Tributary Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in May 2009

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BH Photo #140556

Map 

Essay 

Written by Gene McCluney

This (in my opinion) is way to lightweight to be a railroad pony truss. I'm thinking it may have been moved in here when the old Osage railroad was transformed into the Osage Prarie Walking Trail.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Delaware Creek Tributary on Osage Prarie Walking Trail in Turley
Location
Turley, Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Status
Open to pedestrians
Railroad
- Midland Valley Railroad (MV)
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.26484, -95.97729   (decimal degrees)
36°15'53" N, 95°58'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/232527/4017436 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sperry
Inventory number
BH 42599 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2009: Essay added by Gene McCluney

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Comments 

Unknown Creek Railroad Bridge in Turley
Posted May 25, 2015, by acptulsa (acptulsa [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is the original Midland Valley Railway bridge. Yes, it's pretty light for a railroad bridge. But this is their standard truss on the route; there is or was another one just east of Bixby near US64.

This was not a major railroad, never had much of a budget or a lot of traffic, and was originally intended to be an electric interurban. So, there was nothing heavy duty about it. Not even the Arkansas River bridge was significantly more stout than this span (look up Tulsa River Park Pedestrian Bridge).