EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) – Drivers in El Reno will soon be able to travel over a new bridge in town.
On Friday, city officials will host a ribbon cutting at the new US-81 Rock Island Bridge.
Officials say the $10 million project provides a railroad overpass between Elm St. and 22nd St. in El Reno. The new bridge will feature a Route 66 motif in its aesthetics that celebrates the city’s connection to the popular roadway.
The original bridge opened 75 years ago this week as an overpass to provide a safe crossing over the Rock Island rail line.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday.