Public invited to ribbon cutting

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Osage County District 1 Commissioner Bob Jackson is inviting the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony at Bridge No. 175 over Birch Creek on Chief Paul Pitts Road in Osage County at 10:30 am. Thursday.

The bridge is located 4.5 miles east of Wynona.

Called the Chief Paul Pitts Road Project, it was designed by Guy Engineering Services in Tulsa. The project consisted of approximately 11 miles of asphalt overlay and straightening the road near the low water crossing. The project also included building three new bridges, one to replace an existing structurally deficient bridge and the other two replaced the low water crossing. The new bridges are two reinforced concrete boxes and a 3-span pre-stressed concrete beam bridge.

Construction of this project was funded ($4.9 million) by the Osage Nation. Osage County paid for engineering, right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation costs.

The project was completed August 2013 in coordination with Osage County, Osage Nation and Becco Contractors, Inc.