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The RhodeWorks plan to repair roads and bridges was approved by the Rhode Island General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Gina M. Raimondo on February 11, 2016. The legislation (2016-H 7409Aaa, 2016 - S 2246Aaa) creates a funding source that will allow the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to repair more than 150 structurally deficient bridges and make repairs to another 500 bridges to prevent them from becoming deficient, bringing 90 percent of the State's bridges into structural sufficiency by 2025.
Silver Creek Bridge Replacement
The Silver Creek Bridge, which carries Hope Street (Route 114) over Silver Creek, is part of a critical access road into the heart of downtown Bristol. Without it, tourists cannot access the town and local businesses and schools would be subject to constant congestion. Built in 1922, this tiny (16 feet long) but important bridge is structurally deficient and must be rebuilt. It is currently posted at 17 tons.
* All construction projects are subject to changes in schedule and scope depending on needs, circumstances, findings, and weather.