Arkansas River Bridge, Osage County

The Blackburn Bridge

This series of six 160-foot spans connects Blackburn in Pawnee county to OK-20 just west of Hominy. Although this bridge was built in 1928, it does share some of the design features of a bridge built during the mid thirties, such as the use of H-beams in place of built-up sections.

In the photo above, David, our civil engineering expert, takes time from looking at the bridge to take a picture. The bridge is very lightweight in its construction. The deck is relatively new, and consists of asphalt laid over a corrugated steel deck. The bridge also has approach spans of unmeasured length that look relatively new. Overall, this bridge is in very good condition.


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