The process for building a pedestrian bridge connecting the two sides of the Providence River in the I-195 redevelopment district, will move forward this month, the R.I. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.[…]
The construction schedule, described in a recent reporting by the DOT, would have preliminary work beginning in the fall. Construction of the $13.2 million bridge project is expected to span two seasons, with completion anticipated in early 2018.
Really? Why rush? We can do it the RI way and let it languish in the planning stages for years. Let me guess, Gina Raimondo hired a friend’s company to do the job and paid it in full? Seriously, I’m happy to see this happening… it’s long about time.
I’m glad to see this happening, i’ts going to really improve access around the river which hopefully will help development. One thing I don’t understand is, I read that it was delayed since the project design was “very complicated”. Its a pedestrian bridge across a slow moving river. There are mile long bridges stretching across ocean water, why does everything in RI seem like its impossible to build?