OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded a $43 million contract Monday to replace a mile-long bridge over Lake Texoma.
The new bridge will replace the structurally deficient Willis Bridge that spans the border between Oklahoma and Texas on Oklahoma 99/U.S. 377. The highway and bridge go between Madill in Marshall County, Oklahoma, and Whitesboro in Grayson County, Texas.
The 58-year-old bridge slated for replacement has narrow shoulders and is showing its age, said Anthony Echelle, division engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.