Webbers Falls, OK
Webbers Falls is a town in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 726 at the 2000 census. The name comes from a 7 foot falls in the Arkansas River, itself named in honor of Walter Webber, a Cherokee leader who lived there in the early 19th Century.
The I-40 Bridge Disaster happened on May 26, 2002, a barge collided with a bridge support near Webbers Falls, causing a 580 foot section of the I-40 bridge to plunge into Kerr Reservoir on the Arkansas river. Automobiles and semi-trucks fell into the water killing 14 people, including a three-year-old girl and two horses. The bridge has since been repaired.
Webbers Falls is located at 35°30′36″N 95°8′48″W / 35.51°N 95.14667°W / 35.51; -95.14667 (35.510052, -95.146554).