This is the only rainbow arch bridge in the entire state. Unlike the Marsh type rainbow arch bridges found in neighboring Kansas, this bridge is not associated with Marsh Engineering Company, and it uses traditional reinforcing rods (rebar) rather than the solid steel reinforcement found with Marsh arch bridges. This bridge was reportedly designed by the state highway commission.
The bridge is today only open to non-motorized traffic. The road north of the bridge is not really a road anymore, it is part of a casino parking lot. The bridge retains outstanding historic integrity including original railings, floor beams and deck (with an added asphalt overlay). As the only example of its type in Oklahoma, a rare bridge type nationwide, and with its lack of alteration, this is one of the most significant historic bridges in Oklahoma. Additionally, the bridge is among the older rainbow arch bridges in the United States (most date to after 1920).
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