Oklahoma City took another step towards becoming a more pedestrian and cycling-friendly community today by opening a 121-foot pedestrian bridge over NW Expressway Blvd near Wilshire.

The bridge provides safe passage for walkers, cyclists and runners on the 7.8-mile Hefner – Overholser Trail which runs from Britton Road at Lake Hefner Drive to NW 39th Street at Overholser Drive.

“This bridge provides an important and safe connection for the hundreds of thousands of people who use our world-class trails system every year,” said Mayor David Holt.  “I thank the voters for approving this bridge and for continuing to invest in opportunities for physical activity and alternative transit.”   

The Bridge’s design concept represents classic cars from the 40s, 50s and 60s and nearby airports, Wiley Post and Clarence E Page.

The $5.3 million project was funded by the 2007 Bond Program and the 2017 Better Streets Safer City Bond Program.