Monday, February 9, 2015

Civil Engineering Capstone Project Involves New Bridge Design

James C. Nance Memorial Bridge
The Spring 2015 Civil Engineering capstone project involves the design of a new bridge to replace the 76-year-old James C. Nance Memorial Bridge located between the towns of Lexington and Purcell, Oklahoma. This 3,600-foot-long bridge is one of the longest bridges in Oklahoma and has suffered severe deterioration while reaching the end of its useful life. Located above the South Canadian River, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation plans to replace the existing two lane bridge with a new four lane structure, which will present a variety of challenges to the capstone groups by addressing the structural, hydrological, environmental, and construction aspects. Final presentations are scheduled for 3-6 pm, April 30, 2015, in room 200 of the Engineering Practice Facility.