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Neosho River



Grand River Bridge

Photo taken by Gene McCluney in December 2008



Through truss bridge over Neosho River on OK 51
Cherokee County, Oklahoma, and Wagoner County, Oklahoma
Open to traffic
Built 1949
K-Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 1,126.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Fort Gibson Lake Bridge
Richard D Newkirk Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.93035, -95.26900   (decimal degrees)
35°55'49" N, 95°16'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/286573/3975995 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wagoner East
575 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
OKNBI 111290000000000 (Oklahoma bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 28790 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2013)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2010: Updated by John Cross: Corrected crossing to Neosho River/Ft. Gibson Lake, added elev.
  • December 3, 2008: New photos from Gene McCluney



Neosho River
Posted August 22, 2012, by Bob Kashwer (bastranger [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There is construction activity suggesting that replacement of this bridge is underway.

The causeway on the west end is being widened, with the new fill being added on the south side of the causeway.

It appears the plan is to make the causeway 4 lanes, build a new 2 lane bridge on the south side of the existing bridge and then after the new bridge is finished traffic would go over the new bridge and the old one would be replaced, making the finished project a 4 lane causeway and bridge. There isn't (yet) any evidence of widening Highway 51 on either end of the project.

I will try and get a picture or two of the new causeway construction and post it later.