Just to the south of Interstate 40 between Elk City and Sayre, an old alignment of US 66 crosses Timber Creek. Over the creek is a 99-foot-long Pratt through truss bridge built in 1926. The bridge carried US 66 from its inception until the highway was twinned in the late 1950s. When the new 66 was built, the Timber Creek bridge was bypassed by a new alignment just to its north. The dual highway would eventually become Interstate 40.
The bridge is easily seen from I-40. It can be accessed via Exit 26.
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All photos taken by post author - April 2010.
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- West - Conoco Tower Station & U-Drop Inn - Shamrock, TX
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Sources & Links:
- Old US 66 Bridge over Timber Creek ---Oklahoma Bridges
- Timber Creek Bridge ---Route 66 Times
- Timber Creek Bridge ---Bridgehunter.com
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