Officials watching Roosevelt Bridge

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

In Oklahoma, crews are watching Highway 70 at the Marshall and Bryan County line, especially at the Roosevelt Bridge, which was actually shut down back in the flood of 1990.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say 1990 was the last time the Roosevelt Bridge was threatened by rising waters.

Back then, roads along the lake around the bridge were flooded over, but officials don’t anticipate the same thing happening this year even though the lake is predicted to spill over later this week.

Officials say as of right now, no state roads or highways have been shut down because of the lake rising, and they don’t anticipate having to close any.

But authorities still wants to let everyone know even if roads aren’t closed that doesn't mean there might not be water on the road ways so he asks drivers to be cautious.


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  • by Kathy Location: Madill on Jul 5, 2007 at 11:55 AM
    Thanks for showing this on computer Marvelous pictures Praying all will stay safe. Why are these people alowed to walk on the spillway So dangerous Thanks
  • by sirena Location: Milburn on Jul 5, 2007 at 07:26 AM
    My dad runs a semi over there alot and he said this is the highest he has ever seen the lake. In Tishomingo Oklahoma, washita river is HIGH!!! and so is pennigton!
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