Department of Transportation has changed the truck detour around
the collapsed I-40 bridge in Webbers Falls. The highway is a
major truck route that carries about 20,000 vehicles daily.
eastbound I-40 truck traffic to travel south from Warner on
State Highway 2, then turn east on State Highway 9 continuing
through Spiro to Fort Smith, AR. Westbound traffic should turn
north on State Highway 10 at Gore, west on U.S. 64, then south
on State Highway 100, rejoining I-40 east of the Muskogee Turnpike.
piece of the dangling bridge over the Arkansas River was removed
Tuesday night. Completion of the salvage work allowed repair
work to begin. The bridge is expected to reopen in mid-August.