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US 77 Red River Bridge

Photo 

US 77 Red River Bridge

Photo from old postcard

View this photo at pinterest.com

BH Photo #473211

Map 

Description 

May have been used for Southbound traffic after the new "Northbound" span was built in 1957. A new Southbound couplet was built in 1965.

Facts 

Overview
Lost K-Parker through truss bridge over Red River on US 77- Southbound I-35
Location
Cooke County, Texas, and Love County, Oklahoma
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
(7) K-Parker through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.72745, -97.15941   (decimal degrees)
33°43'39" N, 97°09'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/670526/3733457 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89502 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Cooke County, Texas (33)
Interstate 35 (25)
K-Parker truss (72)
K-Truss (92)
Lost (26,394)
Love County, Oklahoma (10)
Oklahoma (2,021)
Owned by state (16,238)
Replaced by new bridge (17,886)
State line crossing (877)
Texas (2,493)
Through truss (15,734)
Truss (33,895)
US 77 (20)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type, state of Oklahoma and other stuff.
  • May 26, 2021: Updated by Doug K: Removed category "Us-77 I-35"
  • March 12, 2021: Updated by Chris Knight: Added categories "Interstate 35", "US 77"
  • June 3, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

US 77 Red River Bridge
Posted March 12, 2021, by Chris Knight (sawblade05 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Based on the 1958 imagery the old bridge was used for the South Bound I-35 US-77 when the highway was widened to 4 lanes. It was replaced sometime between 1958 and 1981 based on what I can find on that site and the replacement bridge looked pretty new on the 1981 Aerial Image.

I will update the location to the SB lanes.