Guardrails being installed at deadly Oklahoma City bridge

The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - February 13, 2020 5:15 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (The Oklahoman) — Oklahoma City has hired a company to install guardrails along the sides of a bridge where at least four drivers have lost their lives in the last four years.

The Oklahoman reports that the Turner Turnpike bridge became an infamous landmark after oil-and-gas pioneer Aubrey McClendon crashed his sport utility vehicle into it in 2016. His death came a day after a federal jury indicted him in a bid-rigging conspiracy and was ruled an accident.

Three other drivers have since also died after hitting the bridge.

Action Safety Supply Co. put up guardrails on the south side in the last week, Oklahoma City’s public works director, Eric Wenger, said. The Oklahoma City traffic control company plans to have guardrails installed on the north side by Feb. 21 after getting additional materials.

 

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