New bridge to connect downtown and Brady District

TULSA - A major step forward in revitalizing downtown, now has the green light.

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett has announced plans to move forward on a new Boulder Avenue bridge.

It will connect downtown with the Brady District.

The bridge will be four lanes wide and have room for pedestrians.

The old bridge was torn down, back in 2009, after it was deemed structurally deficient.

Now the mayor says it is time to bring all parts of the city together.

"It connects commerce and business areas with residential and entertainment areas. It makes movement between the two much easier," he said.

Voters have approved construction of the new bridge.

It will cost a little more than $8 million.

Construction will begin in September and wrap up by next summer.

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