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Near Sapulpa in Creek County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rock Creek Bridge

Route 66 Historic Bridge No. 18

 
 
Rock Creek Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, April 8, 2021
1. Rock Creek Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
This bridge was built in 1921 to serve the Ozark Trail. It became part of US Highway 66 in 1926 when the Chicago to Los Angeles route was initiated. The bridge served motorists traveling on US 66 until a new highway was built to the south in 1952.
 
Erected 2004.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 35° 59.619′ N, 96° 8.174′ W. Marker is near Sapulpa, Oklahoma, in Creek County. Marker is on West Ozark Trail (Old U.S. 66) west of West Dewey Avenue (State Highway 66), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 W Ozark Trail, Sapulpa OK 74066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Earle Berryhill Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sapulpa (approx. 2 miles away); Glenn Pool (approx. 7.4 miles away); First Gas Processing Plant West of Mississippi River (approx. 7.4 miles away); Twin Mounds Community
Rock Creek Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, April 8, 2021
2. Rock Creek Bridge Marker
Marker is at the east end of the bridge
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(approx. 7.8 miles away); Twin Mounds Cemetery and Community (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Motoring Public 1926 (approx. 9.7 miles away); A New Century 1901-1926 (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sapulpa.
 
Also see . . .  Bridge #18 at Rock Creek. National Park Service entry:
One of the original truss bridges, which many of them were common until after World War II. The bridge had brick decking, which was unusual for its time. Not surprisingly, the bridge had closed on and off for repairs in recent years. (Submitted on April 27, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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Oct. 4, 2022