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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, with the bridge reopening in early summer 2021.
After finishing installation for the bridge curbing, next week we are scheduled to place forms prior to installing the next section of concrete for the bridge deck. We’ll also be preparing for sidewalk construction.
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