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Old 09-10-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: I love the Ozarks
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What is the story behind this old iron bridge? It is in the middle of Horse Creek and not attached to land. I was just wondering why it was never finished.

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Old 09-10-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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Here is a neat site with lots of OK bridges. Maybe there is info here.

Oklahoma Bridges: Wood, Concrete, and Steel Bridges of Oklahoma
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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Here's another one. Hmmm.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff275/redbird4848/bridge_grand3b.jpg (broken link)


Past frontispiece pictures for Oklahoma Bridges
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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Maybe they were just left derelect when the new bridge was constructed because it's cheaper to let them die a natural death than have to demolish them. Who's seen the road to Key West? They left a lot standing and just put in new all the way. A lot of old railroad derelects around too, probably for the same reason - - - $$$
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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Maybe they were just left derelect when the new bridge was constructed because it's cheaper to let them die a natural death than have to demolish them.
I think you are right FCB. It sounds funny to say let them die a natural death, though. As opposed to bridgicide? Good place to fish off of.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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I think you are right FCB. It sounds funny to say let them die a natural death, though. As opposed to bridgicide? Good place to fish off of.
Bridgicide???? Can a bridge jump off a bridge?
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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Bridgicide???? Can a bridge jump off a bridge?
Galloping Gertie came close.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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Galloping Gertie came close.
Oooops. Pardon me ignurnce, but I don't know from Galloping Gertie. 'Splain to me please. Sounds interesting.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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Oooops. Pardon me ignurnce, but I don't know from Galloping Gertie. 'Splain to me please. Sounds interesting.
Galloping Gertie was the old Tacoma Narrows bridge in WA. It was supposed to be the latest and greatest when it was built, but when the wind blew, it heaved and rippled like it was the epicenter of a major earthquake. It was finally closed down and replaced. There's some old film footage of it during one of it's worst displays, people abandoning their cars and trying to get to the closest land. As I recall, a number of cars were flipped off it, but I don't remember if any lives were lost.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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YouTube - Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse "Gallopin' Gertie"
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