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Our $11 million project for rehabilitation of the Manville Bridge includes replacing the piers, supporting steel beams and deteriorated deck of this structure, which carries Manville Hill Road over the Blackstone River, the Blackstone River Bikeway and the Providence & Worcester Railroad between Lincoln and Cumberland.
The bridge is structurally deficient and is posted at 10 tons, prohibiting the passage of many types of commercial trucks. It is 66 years old and carries approximately 8,000 vehicles per day.
During the closure, motorists will use the nearby Route 99 bridge to cross the Blackstone River. A detour map is available at here.
During construction, the Blackstone River Bikeway under the bridge will remain open. But periodic daytime closures may be needed. The project is scheduled to be completed by fall 2021, which the bridge possibly reopening during summer 2021.
Work continues through the winter as the bridge remains closed to traffic through summer 2021, with substantial completion anticipated for fall 2021. Demolition has been completed and all substructure concrete placed. Within the next few weeks, we are scheduled to install bridge beams.
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is notifying the public that the section of the Blackstone River Bikeway underneath the Manville Bridge in Lincoln running in the South-North direction will be closed from January 18 through January 22 to allow the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to safely install new steel beams for the bridge where it passes over the bike path... Learn More
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