Lake Overholser Water Release

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After 3 years of endless drought, we here in central Oklahoma at least, were with desperately needed rain.  It’s gotten so extreme, that our city reservoirs must release water to prevent flooding. After a tip from my Mother, Grace and I took a little photo date down to the Lake Overholser Dam to catch some photos […]

Stolen Bike Alert: GT Series 4

A Blue and White GT Series 4 bicycle was stolen from a garage last night in Bethany near Lake Overholser.  Here is a detailed description of the bicycle.

Blue and White GT Series 4 with full Shimano 105 group set, Mavic Aksium Race wheels with light blue Michellin Kromion tires. white and silver Fizik Arione seat., black and silver Serfas seat bag with Blackburn light. 2 white Arundel bottle cages. White Cateye dual wireless computer, silver Shimano 105 clipless pedals. Blue bar tape.

Below is a photo of a similar bicycle, not the actual missing bike:

If you have any information please contact Kevin at 405-408-3090.


Overholser Bridge is Officially Open

Actually, as I reported on twitter, it officially opened last Tuesday, but I haven’t had a chance to go by and take some pictures.  However, the bridge looks great and the road surface is smooth as silk.  I have to admit I’m going to have a little nostalgia for the old days of hopping over giant holes in the pavement.  Not very much, but a little.  Below are a few more pictures of bridge:

 


Overholser Detour Gets Safety Signs

While the Old Route 66 Bridge along Lake Overholser is undergoing much needed deck repair, cyclists have been forced to take an unappealing detour along busy 39th street to cross over the Lake Overholser spillway.  To help make this passage safer, Oklahoma City has placed signs such as the one shown right on both sides of 39th street and have run street sweepers along the detour route.  While I did still see quite a bit of debris still on the shoulder, the route is much much clearer than before and it very passable.


Overholser Bridge to be Closed for Repairs

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Photo by: Michael Kesler

The following email was sent along to the Oklahoma Bicycle Society mailing list:

In Mid October we will be starting a bridge rehabilitation project for the City of Oklahoma City, which involves the re-habilitation of the truss bridge on the north side of Lake Overholser.

We will be removing the concrete deck and replacing the floor beams and related structural steel items and placing a new concrete deck.

The road/bridge will be closed to all traffic once we start the concrete removals on the bridge deck.

Travis Lloyd
Cimarron Construction Company
7409 NW 85th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Office 405-728-1555
Fax 405-728-5026

While this certainly will be an inconvenience for us who make the Overholser loop a regular ride, but it will be worth it to improve the bridge surface and help preserve this Route 66 landmark.