Fairmount Street Bridge Down to One Lane Thursday

Inspection will happen from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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.

Rob Borkowski May 22, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Actually, people seemed quite interested in road and infrastructure projects during last night's council meeting. And when I was down there last week for another story I saw that's a residential area. The people living there will be curious about workers on the bridge, I'm sure. Sorry this didn't tickle your fancy, Dude.
la_mouffette May 23, 2012 at 02:23 AM
I think this a totally legit and useful bit of information, Dude, especially considering how few roads into Fairmount there are on that side.
jde May 23, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Though I don't believe that I'll need to go over the bridge during the work period, I also believe that this is useful information for the people of the city. Thanks Rob.


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