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Rangeline Road Bridge

Rangeline Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 8, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rangeline Road (Kickapoo Road) Over Squirrel Creek
Location
Shawnee: Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1917 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Oklahoma Highway Commission

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
60 Feet (18.29 Meters)
Structure Length
67 Feet (20.42 Meters)
Roadway Width
15 Feet (4.57 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
000320000000000

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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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