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City Council to consider options for closed 26th Street bridge

City Council to consider options for closed 26th Street bridge

Stillwater News Press
By Michelle Charles
Jul 12, 2019

The Stillwater City Council will consider how much money it should spend to repair a bridge on 26th Street between Walnut and Washington streets that is currently closed due to flood damage. Soil around the metal culvert underlying the pavement had eroded when the bridge was engulfed by flood waters. The bridge was evaluated by city staff and a bridge inspection team from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

According to a report prepared by Director of Engineering Monty Karns, it would cost about $110,000 to make basic repairs to known damage, repair the headwalls and replace the road surface. That option would not extend the life of the 37-year-old bridge.

With future needs in mind, the city’s transportation and planning staff looked at other options that would accommodate growth through the year 2040 and transportation improvements that might be called for in the future... FULL ARTICLE

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