LOVE COUNTY, Okla. -- A recent report shows the state of Oklahoma has 15 bridges similar to the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis. One of those bridges is just off of Highway 32 in Love County.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials spent several hours inspecting that bridge on Tuesday. They say this deck truss bridge is set to be rebuilt in 2 to 3 years because of its age and type and while there are a lot of differences between the bridge in Love County and the one in Minnesota, there are several similarities.
"It’s not exact. It is a truss deck, and the one up there is also. It was a lot larger, and it did have an arch. It was identical in many other ways," says ODOT supervisor Danny Henley.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says they will pay for the necessary inspections on all but one bridge, which is owned by the Turnpike Authority.