Bridge Status: This highly significant historic bridge was demolished and replaced on April 6, 2021!
This is one of the longest known K-truss bridges in the entire country. Although its sits on the state line, the heritage of this bridge is an Oklahoma bridge. Designed by Oklahoma engineers, it includes the state's unique K-Parker through truss spans for main spans, and the state's standard pony truss approach spans, two at each end. Oklahoma has decimated its historic bridge population with completely unrelenting demolition. As of 2020, this is one of the last surviving K-truss bridges, and it was always one of the largest. Yet this bridge is being replaced and will be demolished after the replacement is complete. The bridge can carry truck traffic. This bridge absolutely should have been left standing for pedestrian use next to its replacement bridge. It is one of the most significant historic bridges in Oklahoma.
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Full Motion Video
Note: The downloadable high quality version of this video (available on the video page) is well worth the download since it offers excellent 1080 HD detail and is vastly more impressive than the compressed streaming video. Streaming video of the bridge. Also includes a higher quality downloadable video for greater clarity or offline viewing.
Maps and Links: Sowell's Bluff Bridge
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.