Clear Creek Bridge, Osage Co.

Built in 1930, this 60-foot long riveted Warren pony span crosses Clear Creek on a north-south road 8 miles west of Pawhuska.

Above, the bridge as viewed looking north. The steel span has a concrete deck, while the approaches have wooden decks. Below, side view of the steel truss. As you can see, this bridge is six-panels long and doesn't use stringers.

Above, one of the approach spans. The approaches are steel stringers supported on wooden piles, with wood cribbing to hold back the earth on the end. Below, a view of the truss from on the deck. This truss is actually a state-standard design for Warren spans.

Below, a close view from the side. The piers are finely tapered concrete.


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