Wickenden Overpass demo

In 195 Relocation Project by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Some photos of the remnants of the Wickenden Street overpass from this afternoon:

Wickenden Overpass

Wickenden Overpass

Wickenden Overpass

Wickenden Overpass

Wickenden Overpass

Wickenden Overpass

Wickenden Overpass

Wickenden Overpass

Wickenden Overpass

Wickenden Overpass

Wickenden Overpass
Photos by Jef Nickerson

ProJo has a short story today about the demo.

UPDATE: RIDOT says the demo is proceeding slower than expected and will continue over the next two weeks.

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Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

Comments

  1. It kind of cracks me up (no pun intended) that the demo is neater and more orderly than some of Providence’s roads currently in use!

  2. Author

    Part of the reason for the delay is that it is taking longer than expected to sort the debris for recycling. Can you imagine? Recycling? That’s crazy talk!

  3. All too often ‘recycling’ in Rhode Island means ‘grinding it up and selling it to the landfill’ so they can pack the day’s trash in with some inert material. I’m sure the steel and granite have a more hopeful fate, though.

    Sorry to be such a negative-nelly this week. It’s been cold out, and I have a dog. 🙂

  4. The granite blocks that finish the retaining walls would be costly to reproduce and have a real value today if they were recycled/reused. I asked about them several months ago, but no one knew anything. Is the state selling the granite or dumping it?

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