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Edmond bridge piers are being replaced

Temporary repairs are being made on a Sooner Road bridge in Edmond, which was closed in September after state officials found significant erosion around the timber supports. The bridge is between Covell and Coffee Creek roads.
by Diana Baldwin Published: February 19, 2013
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— Contractors are replacing four piers on a bridge on Sooner Road that was closed in September for emergency repairs.

The 87-year-old bridge between Covell and Coffee Creek roads was shut down after state Department of Transportation officials found significant erosion around the timber supports, said City Engineer Steve Manek.

City Manager Larry Stevens said the contractor, Redlands Construction, has 75 calendar days to complete the project. The work should be completed by the end of April, Stevens said.

There is only one home on the closed section of roadway, but 3,000 to 4,000 vehicles typically travel that road each day.

Emergency design work and repairs are expected to cost $297,292. The cost was expected to be taken from the general fund reserves. Council members are discussing paying for the work with additional money the city has received this year from sales tax growth officials are calling “unprecedented.”

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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