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Quapaw School Buses Rerouted After Major Damage to Promenade Bridge

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QUAPAW, OKLAHOMA -

School bus routes in Quapaw, Oklahoma are being diverted after the recent floods caused major damage to the promenade bridge.

The bridge runs along E 50th Rd connecting Quapaw to Peoria. It suffered major damage as Spring River over-ran its banks taking out several guard rails and creating a gaping hole towards the tail of it. The closure has been a headache for drivers, and now for schools too.  The Quapaw School District had to add another driver to reach kids on the east and west side of the river.

Quapaw Schools Superintendent Randy Darr says "It's definitely going to add time that students are on buses. Right now we're looking at probably twenty minutes extra for some of our bus routes. And it's just because of having to go around, you know, instead of coming back over the bridge."

Bus drivers will either go through Baxter Springs or take Highway 10 and then up Highway 137 to make it back up to school. ODOT will be out inspecting the bridge tomorrow morning, but so far there is no timeline for when it will be fixed.

Find a list of bus route changes on the school district's website.

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