Keystone Dam Bridge Closes Monday For 13-Month Repair Period

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 7:10 pm
By: News On 6

As we've been warning you for a while, it's now time for a year-long detour near Mannford on the far western side of Sand Springs.

The Highway 151 bridge over the Keystone Dam closes Monday, Oct. 28. More than 7,500 vehicles cross the bridge every day.

It's been patched and repatched, but after 50 years, the entire bridge will finally be replaced.

The project will take 13 months.

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"It'll be a little bit longer of a drive in to town, definitely," Prue Resident Austin Dennis said. "But it'll be worth it in the long run."

The new bridge will also have a better guardrail system.

It's being paid for mostly with federal grants, about $10 millon.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is covering the rest.