Webbers Falls, Oklahoma: Bridge Collapse Memorial

Memorializes the 2002 collapse of a nearby I-40 bridge, which killed 14 people. The sculpture features a young girl standing on a collapsing girder, reaching for a dove.
Park Rd, Webbers Falls, OK
I-40 exit 287. Drive north on OK-100 for about two miles. Turn right (no stop sign) onto E1040/Weatherly Drive. Go a little over a mile. When the road ends at the river, jog right, then left, onto Commercial St., which becomes Park Rd. You'll see the monument ahead, on the right.
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Bridge Tragedy Memorial

On May 26, 2002, a barge struck the I-40 bridge at Webbers Falls, and a 600-foot span fell into the river. Fourteen people lost their lives and are memorialized with a monument that sits in the shadow of the repaired bridge. You are able to drive up and park next to the monument.

[Gan Nunnally, 08/05/2020]

The memorial, designed by Shahla Rahimi-Reynolds, features two clocks that show the exact time of the disaster, and a young girl standing on a collapsing girder, reaching for a dove.

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