A new rendering of the new Pawtucket River Bridge has been released, all I can find online is the little image above that PBN had in their article.
Talk of the bridge around the intertubes:
The Bucket Blog: Bridge 550 an “Open” Process?
The Pawtucket Times: New highway bridge lauded as ‘iconic landmark’ in the making
Providence Business News: Pawtucket I-95 bridge design revealed
The task force intentionally borrowed motifs from such structures, Kazarian said. For example, Art Deco eagles adorn City Hall, and the four stone pillars on the new bridge will each be topped with a representation of an eagle’s wing similar to that seen on the City Hall tower.
Viewed from a distance downstream, the bridge will be marked by a graceful silvery arch over the water, made of metalized steel and illuminated at night with crystal-blue light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.
The Pawtucket Times reports, “The $100 million project is expected to be advertised to potential bidders this July, with construction to begin approximately a year from now, according to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. Funds from the federal economic stimulus package will not be used for the span’s construction, according to Kazem Farhoumand, RIDOT’s chief engineer.” The project is scheduled to take 2 years to complete.
And The Bucket Blog seems not to like it.
Bridge rendering from Newport Collaborative Architects via the Providence Business News