OLD US 66 Pryor Creek, Rogers Co.

Built in 1926, this standard-design modified through Pratt is typical of those found throughout Oklahoma. However, this bridge is special because it is on an old alignment of US 66.

Above, an overview of the structure. This bridge was bypassed by a newer, wider bridge in 1931. It is 120 feet from pin to pin in length, and has a 18-foot wide concrete deck. It is very typical of the type of highway bridge built in Oklahoma in the mid 1920's.

Below, most bridges built on highways  in the mid to late 1920's will have an Oklahoma State Highway Commission date stamp on the abutments such as this.

Above, also unique to this bridge is the Historic Route 66 Bridge sign, which rarely is seen on old US 66 bridges.

Above, another view looking through the bridge. This bridge is in very good condition, and none of the upper steelwork looks damaged. Note the lattice-type safety guards, typical of these bridges.

Below, the official Oklahoma Bridges Website truck driving across this historic bridge.

Above, a final view of this fine bridge looking from the opposite end.