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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1924 (suspension bridge)
Nocona vicinity, Texas and Jefferson County, Oklahoma, USA (Red River)
Bridgemeister ID:140
Coordinates:N 33.93579 W 97.75869
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AUB, HAERTX98, PTS2
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Status:Only towers remain (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:700f
  • Legend has it the bridge was burned during a dispute. This likely occurred before 1955. The road that leads to the Texas side of the former crossing is "Burned Out Bridge Road." Follow the image of the derelict tower to see the remains of the bridge.
  • AUB mentions: "In January 1924, a contract was entered into with Nocona Bridge Company for a bridge across Red River, nine miles north of Nocona, connecting Texas and Oklahoma. The plans called for a 700' span, 16' roadway, and the main cables to contain 1,000 No. 9 galvanized wires each. The building of this, [the Austin Bridge Company's] first complete cable bridge, and the experience gained therefrom helped to launch Austin Bridge Company into an interesting and profitable line of work."
  • See (suspension bridge) - Gainesville vicinity, Texas, USA. This Nocona vicinity bridge may be the same bridge I have listed at "Gainesville vicinity, Texas."
Photo by Tony King

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