Island Bayou bridge gets renovated

By: News 12 staff
By: News 12 staff

BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- An old Bryan County bridge received renovations with help from federal, state and local funds.

County Commissioners held a ribbon cutting for the Island Bayou bridge that took 90 days to build.

The old bridge had been there since the 1930's and prohibited vehicles over 5 tons from crossing.

Now, the new concrete bridge can withstand nearly 30 tons.

Commissioners say they've received great feedback from residents.

"It's a hindrance to the people when you're building and closing the road, but once it's done and completed, everyone seems to like it and be glad to have a new bridge to use," said Commissioner Tony Simmons.

Commissioner Tony Simmons adds the project cost over $540,000 and was paid for with a combination of federal, state and local funds.

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