Swinging Bridge

Pawhuska has one of the only swinging pedestrian bridges in Oklahoma. This bridge has been making people’s stomachs drop for almost a centruy. If you can stir up the courage you will be able to have an experience that is sure to remain as one of your highlights while visiting Pawhuska. The bridge crosses over Bird Creek and is of special interest during the rainy seasons when the creek banks are covered by high water. This is a must see location, whether you live here or are just visiting. 

Pawhuska’s venerable landmark that’s thrilled and terrified every creek crosser since the early days of Pawhuska. In its original use, the swinging bridge was the only way people could get across the creek into Pawhuska.

The foot bridge was designed by City Engineer J.M. Buckley and was built in 1926, and then referbished in 1970. Efforts are currently being made to improve the grounds, and the park adjacent to the bridge.

The bridge is safer than ever with high side rails and still has its original bounce and swing when occupied. Those having issues with heights can always watch from one end while stirring their courage. Of course, Kids Love It!

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