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Lindsey Street bridge repairs are under way in Norman

Workers this week are finishing emergency repairs to the Lindsey Street bridge at Interstate 35 in Norman.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm •  Published: March 19, 2013
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Workers this week are finishing a series of emergency repairs to the Lindsey Street bridge at Interstate 35.

Repairs to four sections of the bridge deck in the outside eastbound lane were completed last week, Public Works Director Shawn O'Leary said.

This week, an asphalt overlay will be placed on the deck to seal the concrete surface.

Motorists can expect some lane closures while the work is being done.

The bridge is structurally safe for traffic, but many of the bridge's elements are deteriorating because of age and use, O'Leary said. More than 20,000 vehicles cross the bridge each day.

The bridge is about 50 years old and in poor condition, O'Leary said.

It is scheduled for replacement in 2015 or 2016, depending on when state Transportation Department crews finish a reconfiguration of the Main Street exchange at I-35, which is under way.