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185th East Avenue Bridge

185th East Avenue Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 7, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
185th East Avenue Over Broken Arrow Creek
Location
Broken Arrow: Tulsa County, Oklahoma: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1940
Main Span Length
38 Feet (11.58 Meters)
Structure Length
40 Feet (12.19 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
87500000000000

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This bridge is a rare example of a Kingpost pony truss bridge. It retains excellent historic integrity, with the only alteration being the apparent removal of a sidewalk. Empty rivet holes on the ends of the floorbeams suggest that the bridge originally had cantilevered sidewalks. As a pin-connected truss, it is assumed this bridge dates to before 1910. It rests on concrete abutments that look newer. It has a 1940 construction date given, which is obviously wrong, and might be pure error, or might suggest when it was moved here. In a relatively rural location, it is assumed the previous (unknown) location was more urban, which would explain why it originally had sidewalks.

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