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Jenks Bridge

   


Jenks Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 7, 2016
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
96th Street (Old Alignment) Over Arkansas River
Location
Jenks and Tulsa: Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1948 By Builder/Contractor: Standard Paving Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Engineer/Design: George O. Straughan and Oklahoma Highway Commission

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1995
Main Span Length
100 Feet (30.5 Meters)
Structure Length
1941 Feet (591.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.3 Meters)
Spans
19 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Oklahoma is known for having some of the longest simple-span pony truss bridges in the country, and this is one of them. It has been bypassed and preserved for pedestrian use, a project dating to 1995. It consists of 19 state-standard pony truss spans.

In 2004, Timco Blasting and Coatings of Bristow, Oklahoma was awarded a contrast for painting of the truss bridge. The bridge was apparently not blasted: instead the paint system used was a "lead encapsulating waterborne paint." At this time additional hand railing was added. Over 1,400 gallons of paint were used for this project.

This bridge originally replaced a multi-span Parker truss bridge. One of those spans was relocated and reused, and remains standing today nearby.

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