Two Republican lawmakers are at odds over a proposed bridge project in southwest Oklahoma.
Representative Mike Reynolds of Oklahoma City wants ODOT to abandon plans to build a bridge over the Salt Fork Red River, south of Reed.
Reynolds said he's heard only a few vehicles would use the $4.5 million bridge, on a daily basis.
"It's great for economic development in Greer County," Reynolds told KTOK. "At least they could spend four million dollars down there, whether or not it benefitted any other taxpayers or not."
Reynolds called it a "bridge to nowhere."
However, Representative Charles Ortega of Altus said several rural residents would use the bridge.
"It's hard for someone in Oklahoma City to determine, just looking at the numbers, whether or not a project is a viable project that may be in a different part of the state," Ortega said.
Ortega said the plan has been approved by Greer County Commissioners, and the project should go to bid in a few weeks.
(Rep. Mike Reynolds, (R) - Oklahoma City.)
(Rep. Charles Ortega, (R) - Altus.)