Hole In Bridge Briefly Shuts Down I-40 In Eastern Oklahoma

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 9:59 pm
By: News 9


MULDROW, Oklahoma -- A large hole opened Sunday on an Interstate 40 bridge near Muldrow, forcing the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to shut down traffic for a short time.

Troopers discovered the hole around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Troopers closed the area to traffic, but not before approximately two dozen drivers hit the hole and damaged their vehicles. Several experienced flat tires.

Troopers believe construction on I-40 may have caused the hole.

The interstate was re-opened about an hour later after crews placed a metal plate over the hole.

Oklahoma was recently ranked second in the nation for its bad bridges.

Check the condition of bridges in your area.