Old US 66 Canadian River Bridge, Canadian County

This is the celebrated bridge of the Mother Road. It is believed to be the longest truss bridge in the state. It consists of 38 of the standard design 100-foot pony truss bridge and two 40-foot approaches with the concrete 'fence' railings.


Two bronze plaques are mounted on each side of the bridge at each end.

Oklahoma Federal Aid Project No. 164-H

    This Bridge spans the South Canadian River, which at this point is the boundary between Canadian and Caddo Counties Oklahoma. It is 3,944.33 feet in length and was built jointly by the state and federal governments. Contract for its construction was awarded on August 2, 1932. It was completed and accepted by the state on July 1, 1933.

Oklahoma Federal Aid Project No. 164-H

Wm. H. Murray-Governor

Oklahoma Highway Commission

H. N. Arnold       Chairman

L. B. Gelman      Vice Chairman

L. V. Orton       Member

Ed McDonald    Member-Secretary

Chas. L. Wilson       State Engineer

Homer K. White      Bridge Engineer

O. W. McFerron  Construction Engineer

E. S. Alderman   Resident Engineer

Kansas City Bridge Company Contracter

This photo below shows the three full spans that are visible from the river channel.

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