Old US 81 North Canadian River, Canadian County

This bridge, located about 1 mile north of El Reno and 300 yards west of the present US 81, consists of 4 120-foot Oklahoma State Highway Commission design modified Pratt spans. The bridge was built in 1925, and at the time carried state highway 2, since the US highways system hadn't arrived yet. The total length of the bridge is 490 feet.

A side view of the spans over the flood plain. Only the northern most span actually crosses water.

A view on the bridge deck. The bridge now sees only light traffic.

And finally, a view from the north looking south.


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