The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is correcting a report released today by Transportation for America. The report lists an incorrect number of structurally deficient bridges for Rhode Island.
The number that "The State of Our Nation's Busiest Bridges" uses for the Providence metro area also includes bridges in New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts. Statewide, Rhode Island has 155 bridges that are classified as structurally deficient. The report lists 212.
For more information on Rhode Island's bridges, please visit the RIDOT website at http://www.dot.ri.gov/engineering/bridges/condition.asp.
Contact: Bryan Lucier 401-222-1362 x4012