TULSA, Oklahoma -- The demolition of the westbound I-244 bridge over the Arkansas River in Tulsa is underway.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation closed down the bridge over a week ago and crews are now tearing down the structure to make room for a state-of-the-art double deck bridge.
The new bridge will not only allow vehicular traffic but rail and pedestrian traffic on the lower level.
Crews are currently removing the concrete road surface.
Between now and 2013, the eastbound lane bridge over the Arkansas River will handle both east and westbound traffic.