Photo of Parachute area

About the Project 

US 54 Alignment Study & Preliminary Engineering

The existing bridge crossing for US 54 over the Canadian River was constructed in 1954 and rehabilitated in 1984. The rehabilitation included replacement and repair of the deck railing and deck, replacement of defective rivets with high-strength bolts, cracking repair, and repair of delamination and spalling of one the concrete columns. The bridge is comprised of three simple-span steel deck trusses, each measuring 192 feet in length and three rolled-steel girder approach spans, each 50 feet in length. The steel deck trusses include design details that require monitoring and maintenance.

Based on the age of the existing bridge design, load rating, and high truck traffic the bridge receives, options for possible future rehabilitation or replacement of the bridge is being reviewed. The first step in this review is the Phase I Alignment Study for US 54. This includes:

Phase II Final Design
Preliminary design of the preferred alternative are being advanced to final design for the roadway improvements south of Logan, new offset alignment and new cast-in-place segment bridge crossing of the Canadian River.  Design submittals will include Pre-Final (60%), Final (90%) and PS&E (100%) before Finalizing Plans for Letting and construction in 2017.

Phase III Construction
The project is programmed for construction starting in 2017.

Rendering of the new bridge crossing.