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Tulsa County crews will begin repairing a bridge that was washed away in May's floods

Posted at 5:56 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 07:16:50-04

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — On Wednesday, Tulsa County crews will begin repairs on a section of road in Sand Springs after a bridge was washed away in May's floods.

A new concrete box will be installed to support the new redesign of the bridge on South 145th West Avenue and near West 61st Street South.

Since the flooding, the area has been closed for safety and has caused some inconvenience to residents living in the area. Drivers have had to detour one or more miles to get on the main road.

County Commissioner Karen Keith said the project had been delayed after the flood because of the time of the year.

"That's our summer paving season, so it was hard to even get to this project. You either get this stuff done or you don't, so they've had a very active summer compounded by what happened with the flood," said Commissioner Keith.

After the new bridge is built, the engineering department is planning on closing the bridge sometime in November.

They'll be adding custom-made wing walls to both ends of the bridge for enhanced stability.

County officials expect the bridge to be reopened in about a week.

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