Trevor Lockhart Photography | Old Headrick Bridge

Old Headrick Bridge

February 04, 2013  •  1 Comment

Decided to do a bit more exploring Sunday afternoon. Found the old Headrick (Dead Man) Bridge, which crosses the north fork of the Red River. There is also a railroad overpass that is not in as good of shape. Made in 1929, the bridge is made of 23 Parker pony trusses, each about 80 ft long, and is 1,924 feet long in length. The 5-panel Parker trusses were a standard Oklahoma design and commonly used in the early 1900s. It was US 62 until a new, more direct highway was created. This bridge and section of the old highway was closed in 2009, but is still in pretty good shape. The road and bridge run out to the east of the town of Headrick (population 130) and run through some nice, rocky hills that provide a descent view of Southwest Oklahoma.

Headrick Bridge.

Some people pictures for you. Melissa is always down for an adventure and is even crazy enough to climb the overpass. Me - I like to stay on the ground. Especially with that crazy Oklahoma wind. Even the rickety old railroad tracks scared me crossing the river.

Also found a random fire hydrant on one of the hills, as well as more abandoned buildings. Oh, and C-17s. Who knew they had those here.

Fire Hydrant.
C-17s at Altus AFB.  

Go check out the Oklahoma album for some more pictures!


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Nicholas(non-registered)
Leave it to you to find beauty in Oklahoma, lol. I still have a hard time calling it 'home.' Good eye bro.
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