ODOT Crews Inspect Bridges Following Cushing Quake

Monday, November 7th 2016, 11:06 am
By: News 9

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) went to work quickly to inspect the integrity of bridges, following the 5.0 earthquake near Cushing, Sunday night.

Crews visually inspected 110 state highway system bridges within a 30-mile radius of the earthquake’s epicenter and found no damage.

Several of the highway bridges closest to the epicenter have been replaced or rehabilitated, ODOT stated in a press release issued Monday morning.

ODOT revised its earthquake inspection policy earlier this year after intensive data gathering confirmed that bridges impacted by earthquakes of 4.6 magnitude and less were not sustaining damage.

According to the department, state inspectors respond to earthquakes ranking at 4.7 magnitude and higher and widen the inspection radius based on the magnitude of the earthquake.