Company agrees to pay Oklahoma City for repairs following bridge collapse
OKLAHOMA CITY – Months after a truck crashed into a heavily traveled bridge in Oklahoma City, city leaders have finally come to an agreement to pay for damages.
In May, the May Avenue bridge that crosses over Northwest Expressway collapsed when a semi hauling a boom lift hit the bridge.
The driver of the truck told police thought he could make it under the bridge since he passed under the other side earlier in the day with no issue.
One side of the bridge has a maximum height of 14 feet and eight inches, but the side that collapsed only has a maximum height of 14 feet and four inches.
In June, the Oklahoma City-City Council approved using over $58,000 from a bond fund to pay for bridge debris removal.
However, city leaders expected that repairing the bridge would likely cost over $500,000.
At the time, officials said they would try and recoup the costs from Sunbelt Equipment, the company who owned the truck that crashed into the bridge.
On Tuesday, the city council announced that city leaders had settled with the company, adding that Sunbelt will pay the city $575,823 to cover the repair expenses.