Corps Of Engineers Photos Show Flooded Bridge On Washita River


Sunday, June 21st 2015, 3:37 pm
By: News On 6


For nearly a month, it felt like Oklahoma was in the midst of monsoon season. Even now that the rain has left and the sun has returned - across the state lakes and rivers are still up.

Photos taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers show the top of the Highway 377 bridge poking out of the Washita River.

That's just south of Tishomingo in Johnston County.

6/19/2015 Related Story: Flooding Destroys One Of Oklahoma's Oldest Bridges

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has closed the highway in that area. The Corps of Engineers are reminding everyone when they see something like this - turn around - don't drown.

The Norton Road Bridge spanned the Washita River just north Mannsville in the same county for 106 years. The river washed it away at about 9:45 p.m. on June 18, 2015.

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