Three Historic Oklahoma Bridges Available Free to the Right Homes
Want to own an historic Oklahoma bridge? The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is giving away three such bridges. The giveaway is conditioned on a person or entity’s ability to relocate and preserve the historic structure, preferably in a manner that makes it available for public viewing.
The bridges range from 62 to 75 years old. One of them, on State Highway 79 southwest of Waurika in southwest Oklahoma, crosses the Red River into Texas. That bridge is a 1939 “camelback pony truss” bridge. The other two bridges are in northeast Oklahoma:
- A 1940 bridge crossing Hominy Creek on State Highway 11 in Tulsa County.
- A 1952 bridge crossing the Spring River on State Highway 10 in Ottawa County.
The bridge giveaway is part of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Bridge program. The bridges have been deemed eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. However, they are no longer safe for public travel and rehabilitation is not possible. If no takers step forward to maintain the bridges, they will be demolished.
ODOT announced last week that the three bridges are available for adoption. In addition, the agency’s Adopt-a-Bridge website shows seven other bridges available throughout Oklahoma, including one in Pawnee County dating back to 1907, the year of Oklahoma statehood.
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