Coal Creek Bridge, Pittsburg County.

Above and below, built in 1927, this bridge is an example of spans not often seen grouped together. Standing at 287 feet long overall, this bridge is composed of a 120 foot modified through Pratt flanked by 80-foot Parker pony spans. The bridge also features an 18-foot wide concrete deck, original lattice safety railings, and lots of lacing in the through span.

Above, in this view you can see the lacing used in the web members of the main span. These members are built of four angles laced together.

Below, one of the pony spans.

Above, a deck view showing a closer view of the lacing on the through span. The unique arrangement of the ties and struts in the middle two panels is what also gives this span its modified designation.

Below, the portal, a dignified entrance to the span, with its curved knee-braces and clean layout. While this portal has not been struck, the portal at the opposite end has been struck by oversized vehicles.

Above and below, a couple of side views of the span. This is a rather unique bridge, and in good overall condition too. Unfortunately, its days have been numbered, as plans are in the works for its replacement.