Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Public Affairs Division 200 N.E. 21st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 Phone: 405-521-6000, Fax: 405-521-2524 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2002, 7:45 p.m. I-40 Bridge Hit Update for June 8 * Crews finished removing the concrete on the westbound bridge( Span 4 ) and the reinforcing steel in the deck. Thatís only half of the whole span resting on the barges. * Crews started removing the structural steel (steel underneath the deck) and anticipate finishing that process Sunday morning. Once that is complete, crews will begin removing the concrete deck on the eastbound other half eastbound (Span 4). * To maintain the traffic flow and assure driver safety, ODOT is keeping a close eye on the detour routes. There has been a change in detour information for truck traffic. Until further notice, all truck traffic on eastbound I-40 should travel SH-9 through Spiro on through to Ft. Smith, Arkansas. * We appreciate your assistance in continuing to direct people to ODOTís website for the latest on detour information at www.okladot.state.ok.us Editorís Note: Reminder for media that is meeting ODOT at the bridge early Monday morning for the press conference: you are to drive your own vehicles past the initial guarded barricade at I-40 / SH-100 and ODOT Public Affairs will meet you at the second guarded barricade. *** This is the last update for this weekend. Daily updates will start again on Monday.