of the I-40 bridge in Webbers Falls, OK, is nearing completion
and ahead of schedule. Since construction began in early June,
road crews have worked non-stop.
director for Oklahoma's transportation department, said the rebuilding
of the bridge is five to six days ahead of schedule and vehicles
are expected to begin crossing the bridge by the first week of
hired to rebuild the bridge reportedly will receive a bonus of
about $720,000 to $864,000 if workers beat the deadline by the
time frame expected. The speed of the repair work will not affect
the safety of the bridge, assured Ridley.
section of the bridge collapsed into the river May 26 when a barge
rammed the structure. Fourteen people died when their vehicles
plunged into the Arkansas River.