Thanks for saving it!
Best of luck to you!
The east end 60 foot Parker Pony has been saved. The bridge has been trucked 2.5 miles west of old location and will be used by motor vehicles to cross a creek on private property.
The bridge will be easily visible from hwy 51, north side of hwy.
My son is pulling the debris out of the lake. Biggest piece so far. He'll probably be there about three weeks before heading back to Louisiana
Kelley did say that they think they may have made a mistake on which bridge they saw on the news.
This bridge was blown up IN ADDITION to another multi-span truss in the state the other day in the same state?! That's just stupid. What will this state do after it blows up all its heritage? Come visit Oklahoma and watch the tornadoes stir up the dust? Because if this is what this state thinks of its heritage thats all that will be left.
Implosion of this bridge set for 9am today
There is construction activity suggesting that replacement of this bridge is underway.
The causeway on the west end is being widened, with the new fill being added on the south side of the causeway.
It appears the plan is to make the causeway 4 lanes, build a new 2 lane bridge on the south side of the existing bridge and then after the new bridge is finished traffic would go over the new bridge and the old one would be replaced, making the finished project a 4 lane causeway and bridge. There isn't (yet) any evidence of widening Highway 51 on either end of the project.
I will try and get a picture or two of the new causeway construction and post it later.