One lane on Fairmount St. Bridge will be closed for inspection Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The inspection crew will take a look at both sides with bucket trucks, starting on one lane and switching to the other to finish the inspection. One lane will remain open to traffic throughout the day, said Charles E. St. Martin, chief of information at the RI Department of Transportation.
Bridges in the state must be inspected every two years, St. Martin said.
Bridgehunter.com reports the bridge over the Blackstone River was built in 1958. It had a satisfactory rating on deck and superstructure in 2010, according to the site. That makes it one of the good ones, according to the Transportation for America report: "The Fix We're In", which notes one in five bridges in RI is in disrepair.