Three self-appointed Beale Wagon Road "experts" have looked at video/photo and material evidence presented by Kyle Burch of Spiro Oklahoma on his bridge find. We all agree that site of the Red Bank, or Redbank Creek, Whipple bowstring arch bridge, mounted on masonry stone abutments, has been found, as located in my most recent bridge post herein (2-13-2020). Attested to by:
Carroll Messer, College Station, TX
Jack Beale Smith, Oklahoma City, OK
Gene McCluney, Van Buren, AR
Jack has agreed to present in his Beale Wagon Road website in Facebook photos of the masonry stone bridge abutments taken by Kyle, constructed by local Arkansas stone masons James Greig and Alexander Graham during the summer of 1859, as described by Gene McCluney in his essay on the Poteau River bridge in Bridgehunter.com.
But, the "holy grail" for the six iron bridges for the Beale Wagon Road in Indian Territory also has been found! More about this remarkable find will be released at a later date.