Old US 66 Dead Woman Creek, Caddo County

Located on the famous "Mother Road" between Hydro and Bridgeport, this 80-foot pony truss was built in 1930.

Above, an overview of the bridge. This bridge retains most of its original fittings, such as the lattice safety guards. The bridge is an Oklahoma State standard design first used in 1919. This example uses built-up sections for the web members.

Above, in this side view the construction of the bridge is more evident.

Below, close-up of the truss. This is the same type of truss span that was strung together 38 times on the same road east of here to make Oklahoma's most famous US 66 bridge. Overall, the condition of this bridge is very good, although some new paint would help.


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