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Oklahoma Bridge Still Unfinished After Nearly One Year Of Construction

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The bridge sits on the border of Del City and Oklahoma City, but neither are responsible for the work. It was supposed to take 90 days, but the project is ten months behind schedule. The bridge sits on the border of Del City and Oklahoma City, but neither are responsible for the work. It was supposed to take 90 days, but the project is ten months behind schedule.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

It's been nearly a year since construction began, yet an Oklahoma County bridge is still unfinished.

The bridge sits on the border of Del City and Oklahoma City, but neither are responsible for the work. It was supposed to take 90 days, but the project is ten months behind schedule.

Last summer, dozens of business owners who are scattered along the I- 40 and I- 35 exchange were promised the new bridge would be completed in a few months. Del and Oklahoma cities said it's a County project.

Oklahoma County says 80% of the some $640,000 construction is federally funded so ODOT is responsible.

"It's been down for almost a year and it dead ends right at my shop," Mike Barron said. "They had to redesign the bridge and they stopped working for two months, they didn't do nothing tractors sitting there and that's it."

The contractor discovered an underground communication utility and had to redraw blueprints. In the meantime, a nearby propane shop went under because it lacked foot traffic.

"I'd be in trouble I'd have to shut the doors there is no way I could stay in business if I depended on walk-ins," Barron said.

Oklahoma County tells News 9 it had performance issues with the contractor but the bridge is scheduled to be completed by the end of July.

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