State leaders and Norman officials spoke in Norman Oct. 27 for the dedication of the Lindsey Street bridge.
The bridge, which has been open since July, saw a dedication ceremony featuring many prominent state and local leaders like Gov. Mary Fallin, Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and OU President David Boren.
OU Press Secretary Matt Epting said the community gathered to celebrate this “impressive feat of architecture and infrastructure.”
“The bridge serves as one of the principal gateways to the university and the community,” Epting said. “President Boren wanted to make sure he was there as a representative of the university.”
Epting said Boren’s speech emphasized the importance of community, and said the bridge is a symbol of the partnership between the city of Norman and the university.
Scott Martin, head of the Norman Chamber of Commerce and former state representative from Norman, said the event was “monumental.”
“It’s a really a special day,” Martin said. “It shows the level of cooperation at a state and local level. Everyone has played a role. It’s really neat to see it all come together.”