The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has announced the completion of the Newport Pell Bridge rehabilitation project that started in 2009. The $100 million project which reinforced the bridge’s steel structure is reported to have been finished on time, within budget, and with little disruption to the public.
Portions of the Newport Pell Bridge, originally built in the 1960’s, had some corroding steel which needed work done. The project also gave the bridge a coating designed to withstand marine environments.
The work performed on the 3.5 million square feet of steel is expected to last for an estimated 20 years.