The rehabilitation of the historic Lexington/Purcell James C. Nance Memorial Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic places in 2003. It is one mile long and goes over the Canadian River and the Santa Fe Railroad tracks. This deck truss bridge carries U.S. 77 and SH-39 from McClain County to Cleveland County, crossing both the between the cities of Purcell and Lexington in Oklahoma.
CDR’s designs emphasize the bridge’s history and its relationship to the Cities of Lexington and Purcell. Concepts were based on the designs of the current bridge and artfully reuses the railing from the original bridge into the plans of this new one, include aesthetic enhancements for the parapet fascia, approaches, overlooks, respite areas, bridge railings, pedestrian walkways, and informational kiosks for passersby.