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Pony Bridge

Route 66 at S Canadian River, Bridgeport Hill, OK

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This bridge is scheduled to be closed for reconstruction in early 2022.

This magnificent bridge is properly known as the William H. Murray Bridge, but commonly called the Pony Bridge. It was built in 1933 and 1934 and became part of the realignment of Route 66 on the El Reno to Bridgeport cutoff.

Using 38 Warren Pony Trusses the bridge stretches 3,944 feet across the South Canadian River. Each Warren Truss is 100 feet long and the end sections making up the difference. The bridge deck is 25 feet wide, which makes it wider than the roadbeds it connects to on either end.

This bridge is scheduled to be rebuilt beginning in early 2022. The Pony Trusses will be reinstalled to retain the character of the bridge but the bbridge surface will be widened.

Photo(s): 2015



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xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.