Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 2-6, 2008
New Pavement West Of Bridge
New Concrete From 5th Street To New Main Street Bridge Over BlackJack Creek
But Not For Thru Traffic Yet

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Bruce Kern supplied this aerial view of the new Main Street Bridge and concrete pavement from the bridge to 5th Street. The east side of the bridge still just has the asphalt base. I'm not sure if Bruce took the photo May 5th or 6th?

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I took these photos from ground level with the left photo from about 7th & Main looking east towards the new bridge. The right photo was taken near the Cherokee Tag Agency looking west toward the bridge (& downtown). -- Ted Wright (Tuesday morning May 6th)

Pavement for the final 2 lanes of Main between the new bridge and 5th was being forned this morning. The left photo is from the bridge and the photo above shows the progress of the paving machine (at Karen's) by about 10:30am. -- Ted -- Monday 5/5/2008
East Main Street Traffic Diverted to Broadway Since November 14, 2007
Friday May 2nd, 2008: The north half of East Main has now been paved from 5th Street to the new bridge. There is still asphalt (underlay) on the south side 2 lanes as well as all 4 lanes on the east side of the bridge.
Previous Coverage: The asphalt sub-surface was in place by April 19th on the west side of the bridge.
Previous Coverage: The asphalt sub-surface was started on the east side of the new bridge April 17th.
The message from this January 2008 postcard is still true ... but we are much closer to traveling over a brand new 4-lane gateway to east Collinsville with easier access & more traffic to these businesses that have suffered for month. -- Ted -- May 7, 2008
Previous Coverage: Shortly after the new Broadway Bridge was dedicated and the dignataries had cleared the area, traffic from Main Street was detoured to Broadway. This will allow the 2-lane Main Street Bridge over Blackjack Creek to be torn down and replaced with a 4-lane bridge. (Nov. 14, 2008)