OK 79 Red River, Jefferson County

Built in 1939 by the Virginia Bridge Co., this mammoth structure totals 2,255 feet in length. Above, a barrel shot looking north shows the 21 100-foot long riveted Parker pony spans and two steel stringer approaches.

Below,  Thanks to the DOT for their very wise placement of the guardrail post.

Above, a side view showing many spans along the sandy riverbanks of the Red River.

Below, elevation-side view of one of the 100-foot Parker pony spans. These are Oklahoma standard-design trusses, used almost everywhere in Oklahoma.

Above, detail view of one of the approach spans.

Below, deck view of one of the truss spans. Note the wide curb.

Above, a view along side looking south.

Below, this view looking south shows the entire bridge.

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