Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Bridges - Pedestrian Bridge, Tulsa Riverpark

Tulsa's Pedestrian Bridge connects the east and west banks of the Arkansas River.

Interior of Pedestrian Bridge from east looking west.

The former Midland Valley Railroad trestle crossing the Arkansas just south of the 21st Street bridge was builtt in 1930 and was converted to a pedestrian bridge in 1976. This allows foot and bicycle traffic to cross to running and bicycling paths on both sides of the river.  Wading in the river channel is allowed, but fishing piers on the south face of the Pedestrian Bridge offer a safe location during high water flows in the river.  The river yields catfish and carp but others try their hand at the striped bass which have been introduced into the Arkansas River.

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6 comments:

J Bar said... [Reply to comment]

Great bridge post.
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VioletSky said... [Reply to comment]

I have always wanted to have a chevron design on my floor.

Andy said... [Reply to comment]

Bill... I have the feeling that some day in the future these bridges will be converted back to railway use. I enjoyed viewing your photos. Thanks Santa.

Elisa said... [Reply to comment]

I love the pedestrian bridges
Have a great Sunday :)

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Great post. There are a few of us who still remember when that was a railroad trestle.

Francisca said... [Reply to comment]

What a great bridge to cross on foot...