Park Avenue Railroad Bridge

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  • RIDOT Centerville Road & Toll Gate Road Bridge Project
    Park Ave Railroad Bridge Demolition, Cranston RI
  • RIDOT Centerville Road & Toll Gate Road Bridge Project
    Park Ave Railroad Bridge Eastbound, Cranston RI
  • RIDOT Centerville Road & Toll Gate Road Bridge Project
    Park Ave Railroad Bridge Westbound, Cranston RI

Project Overview

We will completely replace the Park Avenue Railroad Bridge, which carries Park Avenue (Route 12) over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Elmwood Avenue (Route 1) and Wellington Avenue in Cranston. The bridge has been structurally deficient for many years and dates back to 1906.

The bridge was closed in mid-spring 2021 for demolition and reconstruction. RIPTA is running a free shuttle during the closure.

To replace this bridge in as short a timeframe as possible, we are using early contractor involvement procurement method as well as accelerated bridge construction methods. Together, these steps will allow the Department to complete the project up to three months faster than using conventional methods.

RIDOT has been working closely with Amtrak to complete this project.  Amtrak provides highly trained personnel during construction and, at times, they have not had as many hours available as previously.  For safety reasons, RIDOT cannot work without the supervision of these people.  This, coupled with utility work delays, has pushed back the opening date. 

Both RIDOT and Amtrak are working in tandem to resolve any delays.

PROJECT UPDATES | SEPTEMBER, 2021

RIDOT has been working closely with Amtrak to complete this project. Amtrak provides highly trained personnel during construction and, at times, they have not had as many hours available as previously. For safety reasons, RIDOT cannot work without the supervision of these people. This, coupled with utility work delays, has pushed back the opening date. Both RIDOT and Amtrak are working in tandem to resolve any delays.

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