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Horse Creek Bridge

Junction of Highway 66 & Horse Creek, Afton vicinity

Built in 1936 during the heart of the Great Depression, the Horse Creek Bridge reflects the town of Afton's growth and anticipated expansion to the northeast across the creek. The bridge design accommodated both pedestrian and vehicular traffic with walkways and reinforced concrete guard rails constructed on either side of the bridge. According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Horse Creek Bridge is one of the few remaining bridges that utilized dual pedestrian walkways. The two-lane Horse Creek Bridge is a reinforced concrete, steel girder structure. It consists of three spans, the shortest measuring forty feet, the longest, sixty feet. The total span is one-hundred and forty feet. A series of three steel I-beam girders support the concrete deck of the bridge. The girders are supported by an underpinning of two steel piers encased in concrete.