Construction on the new bridge is now estimated to be completed by August 2019, approximately 10 months later than originally scheduled. The project was initially slated to finish up by this fall.
St. Martin said the steel fabricator for the project, High Steel Structures LLC, informed RIDOT last spring the steel for the $21.9 million bridge that is part of redeveloping the former Interstate 195 land could not be fabricated due to discrepancies in the bridge plans. The fabricator then had to go back and work with the contractor, Daniel O’Connell’s Sons, and designer, CDR Maguire, to correct it. That process took from April 2017 until December 2017, St. Martin said in an email.