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Wickenden Overpass demo

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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4 Responses to Wickenden Overpass demo

  1. jencoleslaw January 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    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. Jef Nickerson January 15, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    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. mangeek January 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    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. Peter Brassard January 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    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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