Nearly four years after the death of Oklahoma energy leader Aubrey McClendon, Oklahoma City plans to make safer the bridge where he died.
As the Oklahoman reported this week, the bridge that goes over Midwest Boulevard between NW 122 street and Memorial road was supposed to have guard rails installed to prevent the kind of deadly wrecks that killed McClendon March 2, 2016.
The original work order was issued in January 2018 but ended up lost in the maze that makes up city government
“Miscommunications do not happen often,” Eric Wenger, the city’s public works director told the newspaper. “I cannot explain. I don’t know I don’t know what happened on this one.”
But based on the newspaper’s inquiry, Wenger promised the work will be carried out as soon as possible.
McClendon wasn’t the only driver to die in a crash with the bridge abutment. At least four others have been involved in deadly crashes with the bridge since McClendon’s death.