BR 14 over Opossum Creek

Nowata County Ribbon Cuttings Held

GUY Engineering hosted ribbon cuttings for three Nowata County bridges on February 9.

Two of the bridges that were officially opened are in Doug Sonenberg’s district, District 2: Bridge 17 over Opossum Creek and Bridge 14 over Opossum Creek.

Built in 1930, the original Bridge 17 was a structurally deficient one-lane steel I-beam bridge with a timber deck. The new bridge, constructed by RRY Services, LLC at a cost of $623,122, is a prestressed concrete beam bridge. This project also improved drainage, reducing the severity of flooding in the area.

The original Bridge 14 consisted of a structurally deficient steel I-beam span built in 1930. This structure was then temporarily replaced with three 9.5 foot steel pipes before being completely closed in 2013. The new prestressed concrete beam bridge was constructed by H&H Bridge Company at a cost of $560,000.

Bridge 69 over Curl Creek is located in Curtis Barnes’ district, District 1. The original bridge, built in 1932, consisted of two 28-foot I-beam spans with a concrete deck. The new prestressed concrete beam bridge was constructed by Paradigm Construction & Engineering, Inc. at a cost of $1,569,465.

GUY is proud to be part of improving transportation and safety for the citizens of Nowata County.