Pedestrian Bridge over Arkansas River coming down

TULSA, Okla. — Only half of the old pedestrian bridge over the Arkansas River remains as crews continue to demolish what some consider to be an unofficial landmark.

As part of Vision Tulsa in conjunction with the construction of The Gathering Place, the wooden pedestrian bridge is being replaced with a new one and underneath it, a low-water dam to enhance the appearance of the area by making the river appear full year-round.

The bridge originally was built as a railroad crossing more than a century ago. It was later converted for pedestrian so people could walk across the river without car traffic

Despite a last minute campaign to save the bridge, construction crews began to tear it down last Friday.

We told you people had the chance to take pictures on the bridge one final time in August last year before it was closed off.

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum previously said no one voiced opposition when the city proposed a replacement during the Vision Tulsa planning process and proceeding campaign for voter approval for the project.