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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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For the first seven months of the fiscal year, Edmond has had a 19.31 percent sales tax revenue increase when compared with the previous one. Edmond has received $35,921,986 in sales tax revenue.

City officials had completed design work on a new bridge to be constructed in the next couple of years for an estimated $2.5 million. There is no money available at this time for a new bridge.

The repair costs and the expense of a new bridge would be the responsibility of the city.

City officials have been aware the old bridge has structural programs. They were concerned about the instability of the timber piles in the event of a large rainstorm.

A 10-ton weight limit has been posted on the bridge for some time.

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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