TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences primary drop off and pick up location for students is now barricaded.
School officials were notified Tuesday after school around 5 p.m., giving them the rest of the day to prepare for Wednesday's school day.
School director Ellen McCoy says they preferred around the school and down Easton Street,
The second location is behind the school.
Streets and Storm water department director Terry Ball says that after an inspection the bridge needed to be closed immediately for repairs.
“There are some steal beams that were basically very badly corroded, rusted," Ball said. "So basically they are working on a repair detail now and hopefully by tomorrow we will have that detail and we will start working on a repair.”
“When safety is a concern, inconvenience is really a secondary factor," McCoy said.
Ball says the steel beams beneath the bridge rusted out so bad the structural engineer said no motorized vehicles could go across it.
He says biking and walking is okay until repairs begin.
The city is hoping to get the bridge up and running as soon as they can.
Officials say they will keep schools updated with what’s to come.
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