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Posted on: September 5, 2023

White Creek Church Bridge Replacement Update

Update of Status on  White Church Creek Bridge  on E. 131 St. S. September 5th, 2023

White Creek Church Bridge Replacement Update - September 5, 2023

 Subsequent to the issuance of a construction permit by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the end of last week, Contractors are mobilizing operations this week. In all, the four (4) phases of the work are anticipated to be complete over the next 4-6 weeks, weather permitting. 

Update of Status of White Church Creek Bridge on E. 131 St. S. - August 11, 2023

Bixby, OK | August 11th, 2023 – In response to a July 5th report of potential settlement of the White Church Creek Bridge deck on 131st Street, just west of Garnett, the City of Bixby temporarily closed the roadway to allow for a bridge inspection and evaluation.  The engineering firm, which most recently inspected the bridge for Tulsa County in 2021, completed the field investigation and recommended permanent closure on July 7th.  

Subsequently, in the interest of Public Safety and regional access, on July 24th, Bixby City Council awarded contracts for an emergency bridge replacement.  Currently, construction operations are pending issuance of a Nationwide 14 Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  (White Church Creek is a jurisdictional waterway.)  The Permit is expected to be released upon receipt of all comments from a number of State and Tribal stakeholders.  As soon as the permit is issued, work will commence.

The City appreciates your understanding, and a definitive construction schedule will be issued upon Permit approval. 

Update of Status of White Church Creek Bridge on E. 131 St. S. - July 7, 2023

Based upon the recommendation from the bridge inspection team, the White Church Creek bridge on E. 131st Street between Mingo & Garnett will remain closed while structural rehabilitation alternatives are evaluated.  

Notice of Bridge Closure on E. 131 ST. S. between Mingo & Garnett - July 5th, 2023

131st St. S. between Mingo Rd and Garnett Rd. is closed to all Thru Traffic until further notice. Local Traffic will have access to residences during the closure. 

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