Located in Northeastern Oklahoma and nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains range you'll find one of the Sooner State's biggest mysteries, the Bridge to Nowhere. If you've ever visited Grand Lake O' the Cherokees you may have seen this unexplained mystery for yourself, a bridge that literally goes nowhere.
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The bridge is located on Grand Lake at Horse Creek Cove which is near the Bernice area of Grand Lake. What's odd is the bridge doesn't touch land on either side of the lake, it just stands in the middle with water on all sides. It's a camelback, steel truss-style bridge on concrete risers, it looks very similar to a train bridge.
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The history of the bridge dates back to the 1930s, maybe even earlier. Most say it was originally built back in the early 1900s before Grand Lake was created. No one knows for sure exactly when it was built, who built it, and what its primary purpose was. More than a few stories have been told about this mysterious bridge.
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Some say that a local politician built the bridge to access property he held on the other side of the lake. He used taxpayer money but was voted out of office before the bridge could be completed. Others say it was a train bridge prior to Grand Lake but was eventually closed due to falling into disrepair and unsafe conditions.
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Another story claims that the bridge was built as a tollway back in the early 1900s to replace Carey's Ferry. This is more likely the truth as there are records that confirm most of this. Tragically the bridge collapsed while being constructed and killed a couple of workers. Eventually, it was completed and opened.
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Unfortunately, it wasn't open long and was shut down sometime in 1938 when the plans to build Grand Lake were finalized. Parts of the bridge were dismantled in order to move forward with the construction of Grand Lake, but sections of the bridge were left untouched. This may explain the Bridge to Nowhere.
The Top 5 most frightening Oklahoma myths & monsters
These five frightening Oklahoma myths and monsters will keep you up at night. We're talking about pure nightmare fuel. No matter what you believe or where you live you aren't safe from these legendary fiends of absolute terror. You can find these sinister creatures in the deep woods, lakes, and even within city limits across the Sooner State. Even your home isn't safe from these monstrous beasts. If you've lived here for a while you may have heard of some, maybe even all of these mythological and supernatural monsters below.
Top 10 terrifying towns & creepy cities in Oklahoma
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Oklahoma's Top 10 Most Dangerous & Deadly Animals
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This Grand Lake Home is Straight Out of Yellowstone
If you were looking to get pretty far from the hustle and bustle and had $3.5million burning a hole in your pocket, this Yellowstone-looking massive cabin home
might be just the place for you.
Unlike most lake homes, this one looks very lived in full-time. The stocked pantry and full workshop really scream "Retirement Home" in my mind.
With just over 5300 square feet of living space, five well-appointed bedrooms, five bathrooms, two stories, a detached shop, plenty of lakefront, and your own personal dock... this looks like a dream out in the middle of nowhere. Unlike a lot of Oklahoma's most expensive homes, this one actually looks really well put together. Everything matches, one theme, etc... It's a rare case of the wealthy having good taste.
Lake Altus-Lugert and SWOK's Underwater Ghost Town
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The Dreadful Downtown Hauntings of Lawton, OK.
When it comes to ghost tales and hauntings Lawton, Fort Sill has more than a few scary stories to tell. The most active hauntings and paranormal/supernatural occurrences that have been reported seem to be centered around downtown Lawton. If you've lived here a while I'm sure you've heard a few of these terrifying tales yourself. If not check out the photo gallery below of the dreadful downtown hauntings of Lawton, OK.