Historic Route 66 - bridge over South Cnadian River near Hinton, Oklahoma
The Canadian River bridge or Pony Bridge as it was called replaced a toll suspension bridge between Geary and Bridgeport effectively sealing the fate of those two towns. Geary held on but today Bridgeport is a true ghost town. The Pony Bridge at the Canadian River is 3944.33 feet long and contains 38 Pony Trusses. It was completed July 1, 1933. Each of the trusses are numbered (1-38)
An interesting side note about this historic steel tress bridge is that it is featured in the 1939 classic film "The Grapes of Wrath" staring Henry Fonda. The scene where grandpa dies and is buried was shot near the west end of this bridge. Then the bridge was only 6 years old! If you watch the movie carefully you can see the Canadian River plain and the Pony Bridge in the distance.
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