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New four lane bridge opens

New four lane bridge opens

Huge crowd on hand for “momentous occasion”

The Purcell Register
Aug 1, 2019

ODOT Executive Director Tim Gatz opened and closed the half hour ceremony that ended with a ribbon cutting and a salute from the OU Ruf/Neks to officially open the new James C. Nance bridge across the Canadian River between Purcell and Lexington last Friday morning.

The new four-lane super bridge also features a protected walk or bicycle path that has railing from the original bridge constructed in 1938.

Gatz, who is the Secretary of Transportation as well as ODOT’s Executive Director, welcomed the large gathering of citizens from both communities and introduced the eight people who made brief remarks during the event in the middle of the bridge between the two towns... FULL ARTICLE

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