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Muskogee - New bridge is a step forward

Muskogee - New bridge is a step forward

This article first appeared in the Muskogee Phoenix

April 02, 2009 01:11 am

An old and dangerous one-lane bridge in Muskogee County is gone, and work on its replacement was finished Wednesday.
County Commissioner Gene Wallace said the bridge west of Oktaha is typical of the 232 bridges longer that 20 feet in the county that need to be replaced. Most were built around 1918 or 1919, and no one could have predicted they would have to support loaded school buses, heavy farm equipment or large trucks. The bridge cost $490,000 in federal funds.
Wallace said the county’s goal is to replace two bridges per year.

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