Planning & Development

Pontiac Bridge Closes

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by Josh Wood Sunday July 18, 2010

Pontiac Ave Detour MapRIDOT will be shutting down the Pontiac Bridge as of Monday, July 19. The historic March flooding of the Pocasset River impacted the bridge, which had already been deemed unfit to carry buses and trucks over 10 tons. The new bridge would allow the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to restore bus 22 to its former route to the prison and the malls.

The construction is expected to last about 30 days, roughly 9 years and 11 months shorter than the Barrington Bridge project. Traffic will be directed through Garden City during construction – visit the RIDOT web site for the detour map.

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