Art Deco Buildings in Tulsa

Eleventh Street Arkansas River Bridge

U.S. Highway 66 over the Arkansas River  (map it)

Built: 1916-17

Eleventh Street Arkansas River Bridge

The 11th Street Bridge is a good example of a multi-span concrete arch bridge with verticals. It is a continuous span constructed of reinforced concrete. The roadway decking and guardrails are monolithic. It was altered in 1929 and has ornate guardrails that utilize Art Deco motifs, especially the Zigzag Art Deco and PWA Classical-oriented Art Deco. Its roadbed is 34 feet wide and it was labor intensive to build, reflecting a technology and aesthetic approach to bridge construction no longer in use.

The Eleventh Street Arkansas River Bridge was listed in the National Register on December 13, 1996. It was listed under National Register Criteria A and C, and its NRIS number is 96001488.


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