The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), along with Federal, state and local officials, will host a completion and naming ceremony for the new Pawtucket River Bridge on Thursday, September 5. The $81 million project, over three years, rehabilitated or replaced a total of nine bridges in Pawtucket.
WHAT: Officials will celebrate the completion of the project, which serves as a major link for Rhode Island's interstate system. A ceremonial unveiling of the bridge signage will take place.
WHEN: Thursday, September 5, at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Taft Street beneath the Division Street Bridge. Parking is available near the event site.
VISUALS: Additional information about the project can be found at www.dot.ri.gov/construction/bridge550.
BACKGROUND: Built in 1958, the Pawtucket River Bridge carries I-95 over Taft Street and the Seekonk River. The Department worked in collaboration with a bridge committee established by the City to design the new bridge, which includes architectural elements like Art Deco sculptures and LED accent lighting to give the bridge a signature style.
For more information, visit www.dot.ri.gov, RIDOT's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RIDOTNews or subscribe to our Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/RIDOTNews.
Contact: Rose Amoros 401-222-1362 x4450