Oklahoma DOT Approves $13.7 Million to Rehab 428 Bridges

Dec. 5, 2023
The 428 off-system bridges were determined to be structurally deficient following field assessments

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has approved a $13.7 million inuvestment in rehabilitating over 400 bridges throughout the state.

The investment was approved during Monday's Meeting.

The 428 off-system bridges were determined to be structurally deficient following field assessments.

According to the Oklahoma Bridges and Highway Report, bridges are assessed through a zero to nine ranking system with nine being the best ranking a bridge can receive.

The ranking is based on surface conditions, support and the foundation of the structure.

For a bridge to be deemed structurally deficient it would receive a four ranking or lower.

The $13.7 million will come from the Bridge Formula Program to fund the Scour Mitigation Program.

Scour Mitigation Program focuses on the state's off-system bridges. ODOT Director Tim Gatz said through the program, ODOT can work with by counties to help address transportation infrastructure quicker.

According to ODOT, since 2004, the state has replaced or rehabbed nearly 1,600 total structurally deficient bridges, with 67 remaining on the highway system.

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Source: OKCFox.com