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Traffic update: Northwest Expressway reopens after May Ave. bridge collapse

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Attention drivers!  We have an update about the May Avenue bridge that collapsed last week.

Around 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, the May Avenue bridge that crosses over Northwest Expressway collapsed after a semi hauling a boom lift hit the bridge.

May Ave. bridge collapse

May Ave. bridge collapse

Friday afternoon crews began cleaning up the mess of concrete sitting on Northwest Expressway from the bridge collapse.

The cost of debris removal alone is $55,000.

After just one day of cleaning, officials were able to reopen Northwest Expressway Saturday night.

Northwest Expressway/May Bridge

Northwest Expressway/May Bridge

However, May Ave. is still closed in both directions in that area.

Officials are still looking into whether the bridge can be used during repairs.

Early reports indicate the bridge can be fixed, and does not have to be completely replaced.

No word yet on when May will reopen.

Northwest Expressway/May Bridge

Northwest Expressway/May Bridge