Our World – Rock Creek Bridge on Route 66

Rock Creek Bridge 3 HDR

Rock Creek Bridge is a single lane steel truss type structure located on an original section of Route 66 in the Tulsa suburb of Sapulpa. It was built in 1924 when the road was called the Osage Trail. It is not in bad shape for being almost a hundred years old even though it is now rated for no more than four tons. The modern Route 66 is off to the south a couple hundred feet or so more and has a more modern concrete bridge.

This bridge was part of ten Route 66 locations featured in a new type of Geocaching called Adventure Labs. They don’t require you to find actual containers or other physical objects. It’s a lot of fun if you don’t feel like disturbing snakes, getting spider bit, or explaining yourself to the local authorities. Read the link to find out more.

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15 thoughts on “Our World – Rock Creek Bridge on Route 66

  1. Ellen

    I love old bridges like that. I’m glad they didn’t tear it down when a newer bridge was built.

  2. Fun60

    That’s a great shot . It sounds like fun discovering these older structures especially on the original Route 66.

  3. DrillerAA

    Absolutely beautiful image. As a child we traveled Route 66 between Tulsa and St Louis to visit family in Illinois. Old highway 75 from Tulsa to Henryetta was another road we traveled quite often to visit my grandparents. Love the old bridges and always wonder what stories they could tell.

  4. Vicki

    I love bridges, especially ones with wooden or brick decks. That one is mighty fine looking! And I love the dramatic sky!

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