Tulsa District Regulatory Permits for Public Comment

PURPOSE:  The purpose of these public notices are to inform you of a proposal for work in which you might be interested and to solicit your comments and information to better enable us to make a reasonable decision on factors affecting the public interest.

SECTION 10: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 USC 403) to regulate all work or structures in or affecting the course, condition, or capacity of navigable waters of the United States.  The intent of this law is to protect the navigable capacity of waters important to interstate commerce.

SECTION 404: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed by Congress through Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1344) to regulate the discharges of dredged and fill material into all waters of the United States.  These waters include lakes, rivers, streams, mudflats, sandflats, sloughs, wet meadows, natural ponds, and wetlands adjacent to other waters.  The intent of the law is to protect these waters from the indiscriminate discharge of material capable of causing pollution and to restore and maintain their chemical, physical, and biological integrity.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District

Regulatory Office, Chief

918-669-7400

 

(408) SWT-2023-0026

CESWT-OD
Published March 6, 2024
Expiration date: 3/16/2024

LOCATION: North Canadian River, Oklahoma City, OK between First Americans Blvd. and Interstate 35.

REQUESTERS PROPOSED ACTION: The pedestrian bridge will connect to the north bank of the river and the existing Greenway Trail, a paved trail used by both bicycle and pedestrian traffic. The southern point of the pedestrian bridge will be built just east of the boat dock’s terraced seating and provide connection to the bicycle/pedestrian trail meandering along the north bank of the river. The pedestrian bridge will span the Oklahoma River, near the FAM site, downstream from the Oklahoma RIVERSPORT Foundation starting line tower. At this location, the bridge will provide a unique view for special events on the river and everyday use by connecting the Greenway and Eagle Lake Trails located on either riverbank. The proposed bridge will accommodate pedestrian foot traffic and will have adequate clearance for river traffic such as the RIVERSPORT modular dock system, Oklahoma River Cruises, and Public Works maintenance boats. Additionally, the bridge will aesthetically complement the surrounding space, particularly the OKANA site.