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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.
1923 McKeown (Ada-Konawa)
Tyrola, Ada vicinity and Konawa, Oklahoma, USA (Canadian River)
Bridgemeister ID:2146
References:PTS2
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1936
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • I have seen reference to J.W. Pigg's (of Mitchell & Pigg, prominent Texas suspension bridge builders of the early 20th century) involvement in the construction of the bridge. Steinman gives a date of 1922, but newspaper articles from mid-1923 describe the plans as still under consideration. The bridge was likely completed in 1923 or 1924.
  • A photograph of the bridge appears in the December 16, 1934 issue of The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) with caption: "This Old Bridge Is Doomed," sub-caption "Suspension Bridge on Highway 48 North of Ada," and a blurb: "This old bridge, known as the McKeown bridge, across the Canadian River between Ada and Konawa, is being condemned and will be rebuilt. It is a suspension bridge, one of the few in the state, but when the bridge is rebuilt it will be minus its 'suspenders.'"

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