Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record
BH Photo #114997
Yes, it would definitely qualify! Just need to get the powers that be to nominate it.
Wondering if this bridge would qualify for the National Register of Historic Places.
Nathan you are correct! I cannot believe I didn't pay closer attention!
There are TWO pony truss spans. What was once a single thru truss is today two ponies.
This bridge is 20 spans. Not 21. With one them being a pony truss.
high definition photo of this bridge, fully restored, is available on Canadian River page of Wikipedia. Someone more familiar with this site can probably upload, be sure to give credit of this pic to photographer Bill Hathorn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_River#/media/File:Woo...
Just to answer the how many spans question .... In May of 2012 one span could easily cross the river. I'm sure that's the way it is most of the time. I'm also sure there are times when the river is much, much wider.
This is the longest pin-connected truss in Texas. I wonder how it ranks in the country?
That is one crazy long bridge. Would like to know how many spans are actually over the river!
Would be great if someone would post a pic or two of this bridge all restored. Texas and Oklahoma has quite a collection of long multispan pony and thru trusses, most of which are still standing as shown on this site.