Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 95000031
Historic Name BRIDGE NO. 18 AT ROCK CREEK
Description of Significance BRIDGE NO. 18 AT ROCK CREEK, CONSTRUCTED IN 1924 SOUTHWEST OF SAPULPA, IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A PARKER THROUGH TRUSS BRIDGE ON ROUTE 66 IN OKLAHOMA. THIS TYPE OF BRIDGE DESIGN WAS USED EXTENSIVELY ALONG ROUTE 66 DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY FOR LARGE BRIDGES. IN 1952, THIS SECTION OF ROUTE 66 WAS ABANDONED AND A NEW SECTION OF HIGHWAY WITH A NEW CONCRETE BRIDGE WAS BUILT NEARBY. ALTHOUGH A NUMBER OF BRIDGES WERE BUILT ON ROUTE 66, BRIDGE NO. 18 AT ROCK CREEK IS ONE OF THE FEW EXTANT STEEL TRUSS BRIDGES. TODAY, THE BRIDGE RETAINS A HIGH DEGREE OF HISTORICAL AND STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 2/23/95.
Current Name ROCK CREEK BRIDGE
Address OLD HIGHWAY 66 AT ROCK CREEK
City SAPULPA
County CREEK
Lot
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type STRUCTURE
Historic Function TRANSPORTATION: ROAD-RELATED
Current Function TRANSPORTATION: ROAD-RELATED
Area Signficance 1 TRANSPORTATION
Area Significance 2 ENGINEERING
Date Prepared 1992
Year Built 1924
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder CONCRETE AND STEEL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Architectural Style INAPPLICABLE
Roof Material INAPPLICABLE
Wall Material STEEL; CONCRETE
Window Material INAPPLICABLE
Door Material INAPPLICABLE
Decorative Details NONE
Condition GOOD
Comments LISTED ON NATIONAL REGISTER 2-23-95
Restricted N