A ribbon cutting was held for Bridge #44 over California Creek on October 6. The bridge is in Nowata County District #2, led by Commissioner Timmie Benson.
Bridge #44 replaces a low water crossing on EW 15 Rd and allows a long-closed road to re-open. The new precast concrete beam bridge will reduce how often the road and bridge flood and improve traffic safety. The cost of the new bridge was $1,511,649.
The bridge was designed by Guy Engineering Services of Tulsa and constructed by H&H Bridge Company. Funding for the bridge was provided through the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges state funding.