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Red River Bridge



Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Lost through truss bridge over Red River on CR 112
Hardeman County, Texas, and Harmon County, Oklahoma
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1925
Warren half hip pony truss
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 1,275.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.57639, -99.95639   (decimal degrees)
34°34'35" N, 99°57'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/412279/3826483 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hollis SW
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 251000AA0112001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33081 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98.7 (out of 100)
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Red River Bridge
Posted July 16, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is an incredibly long pony truss. I added a couple links to photos on the links section.

Red River Bridge
Posted July 15, 2012, by james (docharleyday [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Better get up there to see it soon. The bridge receives heavy traffic daily with oil field and heavy farm machinery, and the boards are coming up and scattering. You can see the river below through the missing planks of the bridge. It is better to come to the bridge from the paved Oklahoma side, because the Texas side sandy road is in very poor repair and one could easily get stuck in the deep sand if you have to pull over to let the big trucks go by on your left. I was praying all the way, really! It seems like you are a hundred miles from nowhere. On a scale of 1 - 10 I would give it a 6 for challenge.

Red River Bridge
Posted July 22, 2011, by Bridgehunting Texas (aaron [dot] mightypenguin [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge design is Warren Half-Hip Pony Truss w/verticals (light duty construction). Not a Through Truss design as stated above.

Red River Bridge
Posted March 19, 2010, by Scott Nazelrod (scott5114 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was once the southern terminus of State Highway 30. As far as I can tell it never connected to a state highway in Texas.