Bridge 65.94 is part of the Indian Nation Turnpike.

Indian Nation Turnpike Bridge No. 65.94 Rehabilitation

Successful bridge improvements

Project Facts

Location Atoka County, Oklahoma
Owner Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
Cost $2.2 million
Status Completed 2019


A bridge along the Indian Nation Turnpike required upgrades as part of ongoing road maintenance. The repairs were executed successfully, ensuring minimal disruption to traffic flow.

About the project

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority selected us to provide bridge rehabilitation services for Bridge 65.94, which carries the Indian Nation Turnpike over SH-43 in Atoka County, Oklahoma. The project involved replacing this three-span prestressed concrete beam bridge’s existing deck, bridge rails, and bearings. Our team had to design repairs that would minimize impacts to the approach roadway and maintain an acceptable vertical clearance over the underlying state roadway.

Carbon fiber repairs were made to reuse the existing precast concrete girders; slotted bridge rails were introduced in the end spans to improve drainage from the bridge deck, and a unique bearing pad design was performed to provide thin pads. These thinner bearing pads eliminated the need to raise the grade of the bridge, which would have required the replacement of dozens of concrete panels in the approach roadway.

As part of the project, substructure repairs were made, including the reconstruction of the northeast wing. The existing raised median was replaced with a cable barrier for the length of the interchange, approximately 2,000 feet. Temporary median crossovers were utilized to shift traffic, so lanes remained open in both directions throughout the project’s construction.