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Last Recycled Bridge Beams Shipped to Counties
After only six months of deconstruction work, the state’s longest structurally deficient bridge is nothing more than a memory to Oklahoma drivers. The old I-40 Crosstown bridge, that was part of the downtown Oklahoma City skyline since 1966, has been completely dismantled, making way for the City of Oklahoma City’s future boulevard and its connections to the new I-40 Crosstown that opened in January.
In mid-April, the contractor, Sherwood Construction of Catoosa, began the nearly $10 million project to deconstruct the old Crosstown bridge between Western Ave. and Shields Blvd. In early November, the contractor reached substantial completion of deconstruction work nearly two months ahead of the original eight-month estimate.
Work that was feared to be very disruptive to downtown Oklahoma City traffic proved to be smooth for the most part, and at times, even forgotten thanks to the cooperative efforts of several agencies and the contractor. While main interstate deconstruction is complete, crews will continue to work on removal of the old on and off-ramps. This ramp work will not require local street closures or traffic delays.
Posted: Thursday, November 15 2012, 08:25 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Education board to consider waivers for Moore
May 23, 2013 01:15 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma State Board of Education is expected to consider waivers for public schools in the tornado-ravaged community of Moore.
The State Board of Education meets Thursday in Oklahoma City. It's slated to consider waivers for Moore Public Schools relating to instructional days and filing deadlines for certain reports.
The Central Oklahoma chapter of the American Red Cross is also expected to attend the meeting to discuss storing donated supplies after a monstrous tornado hit Moore Monday and killed 24 people, including 10 children.
Seven of the children were pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore.
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Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.