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Near Verdigris in Rogers County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge

The Van Guard of Modern Highways

 
 
The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2013
1. The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge Marker
Inscription.

Dedicated as an honor to a
faithful public servant
for his many achievements
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Born at Claremore Okla,
in the heart of the
"Will Rogers" country
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Claremore City Attorney
1935 to 1945
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State Senator 1950-1954
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State Highway Commissioner
Member 1955, Chmn. 1956

 
Erected 1957 by Oklahoma State Highway Commission.
 
Location. 36° 12.702′ N, 95° 43.357′ W. Marker is near Verdigris, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to the former Kight Bridge west spans, now removed to the Rogers Landing Public Use Area, east off of Oklahoma Route 66, between the Verdigris River and the McClellan-Kerr Navigation Channel. Marker is in this post office area: Claremore OK 74019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Mail Route (approx. 1.4 miles away); Blue Whale (approx. 1.4 miles away);
The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2013
2. The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge Marker Detail
George Washington (approx. 8.9 miles away); Oklahoma Military Academy Killed in Action Memorial (approx. 8.9 miles away); Oklahoma Military Academy War Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); Will Rogers Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away); Will Rogers (approx. 9.1 miles away); Howdy Folks (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Oklahoma's Memorial Highways & Bridges. (Submitted on August 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Oklahoma's Memorial Highways & Bridges. (Submitted on August 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made Features
 
Former H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge West Spans and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2013
3. Former H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge West Spans and Marker
Former H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge Span image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2013
4. Former H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge Span
The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2013
5. The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge
On Missouri Route 66, with a former west span in upper right distance
The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2013
6. The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge
Looking south along Missouri Route 66, with east spans (northbound) still in place, and west (southbound) spans replaced with new bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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