Oklahoma Poll
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December 9, 2005
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Bill Shapard

Bridge lacks voter support

More than 60 percent of Tulsa County voters in a recent poll opposed the idea of a toll bridge.

Although they may have little say in the matter, a proposal to construct a privately financed toll bridge across the Arkansas River lacks support among Tulsa County voters as a whole.

Tulsa County commissioners were sued by a citizens group after a 75-year franchise agreement was signed with Infrastructure Ventures Inc. to build a bridge near Yale Avenue between 121st and 131st streets. One claim in the unsuccessful legal challenge was that a vote on the project should have been held.

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Bill Shapard
About the Author

Bill Shapard

Bill is the founder of SoonerPoll.com and ShapardResearch, a full service market research firm based in Oklahoma City. Bill began his career in polling after working on a major campaign in Oklahoma from 1996 until founding SoonerPoll in 2004.