Explosion To Remove Bird Creek Bridge On Highway 169


Thursday, December 17th 2015, 2:00 pm

By: News On 6


The Oklahoma Department of Transportation plans to demolish the southbound truss bridge over Bird Creek Sunday morning.

The department says the demolition is part of the ongoing $45 million widening project on Highway 169 between Owasso and Tulsa.

ODOT says workers will detonate controlled charges on the center span of the southbound bridge at around 7:30 a.m. on December 20. That will cause it to drop to the ground below where it can be dismantled and removed. 

Prior to the detonation, ODOT will stop traffic on 169 from 56th Street North to 66th Street North.  In addition, there will be a 1,500-foot clear zone surrounding the bridge prior to the demolition.  

Earlier this month, ODOT moved the northbound traffic to a newly constructed bridge and southbound traffic was shifted to the old northbound truss bridge.

12/5/2015 Related Story: U.S. 169 Construction At Bird Creek Enters Phase 3

The entire project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2017.

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