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Norman bridge closes for ‘serious structural concern’

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KFOR
 2022-12-01

NORMAN, Okla. ( KFOR ) – The City of Norman says the 60th Avenue NE bridge over Rock Creek – located between Rock Creek Road and Tecumseh Road – will be closed at 5 p.m. Thursday due to a serious structural concern.

Detour routes will be set up along 48th Avenue NE.

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An engineering firm has already been awarded a contract to design a bridge replacement, according to the city.

Full plans are not expected to be complete until late 2023 but city officials are currently working to find a way to expedite the replacement process.

Officials say the tentative cost for replacement of the bridge is $3 – $4 million.

According to the city, the 60th Avenue NE bridge was constructed in 1940 and carries approximately 1,500 vehicles a day; school buses and fire trucks have been prohibited from passing the bridge for many years.

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Tinisha Lairson
12-02

that's a big concern, how often does the city check our bridges because this is pretty bad and didn't happen overnight

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