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Timber Creek Bridge

Old Route 66, Elk City, OK

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The Pratt style through truss Timber Creek Bridge west of Elk City is on the 1926 alignment of Route 66. At this point, the old road serves as the south frontage road for I-40. Different sources report the date of construction as 1926 and 1928.

GPS: 35.344576, -99.580313

The longest span on this bridge is about 96 feet with an overall bridge length of about 99 feet. But it's an old bridge and the width between the curbs is only 18 feet. That means each lane is only 9 feet wide. Modern motorhomes and trucks can be 8.5 feet wide so meeting one on this bridge isn't a good idea.

Photo(s): 2012



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