Arkansas River Bridge Coming Down Piece By Piece

Friday, June 17th 2011, 1:33 pm
By: News On 6

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. 

6/13/2011 Related Story: Bridge Closing Prompts I-244 Traffic Shift Just South Of Downtown Tulsa

Between now and 2013, the eastbound lane bridge over the Arkansas River will handle both east and westbound traffic.