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This is a list of all 2 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Canadian River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1923 McKeown (Ada-Konawa)
Tyrola, Ada vicinity and Konawa, Oklahoma, USA (Canadian River)
Bridgemeister ID:2146
Status:Replaced, 1936
Main cables:Wire
  • 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.'"
1949 (pipeline bridge)
Purcell vicinity, Oklahoma, USA (Canadian River)
Bridgemeister ID:1447
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Main cables:Wire (steel)
  • Unusual for a pipeline suspension bridge, this bridge has at least two main spans.

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