OK 9 Big Elk Creek, Kiowa County

Built in 1937, this bridge features a single 100-foot long Oklahoma standard design Parker pony truss and two approaches. The total bridge length is 205 feet. The above photo is looking west through the bridge. Below, a side view of the bridge. The south concrete railings on both approaches are original, while the north railing on the east approach has been redone. It is sometimes common to find bridges of this era with all the concrete work replaced as the above view shows.

Above, the 100-foot mainspan. This bridge type was used all over Oklahoma. Below, a view of the truss from the bridge deck.

Above, looking east through the bridge. The bridge stands just outside of Hobart, and is overall in fine shape.

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