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RIDOT Closes Old Warwick Avenue Bridge

RIDOT has closed the Old Warwick Avenue Bridge for safety concerns. RIDOT and the City are discussing next steps.

WARWICK, RI — Today, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) closed the State-owned Old Warwick Avenue Bridge, which carries Old Warwick Avenue over Buckeye Brook in Warwick.

According to a statement released today by the agency, the bridge, built in 1950, has shown advanced signs of deterioration, and following a recent inspection, RIDOT determined that it needed to be closed to vehicular traffic. Pedestrians and cyclists can continue to cross the bridge.

The Old Warwick Avenue Bridge is a small neighborhood cut-through between Sandy Lane and Warwick Avenue with an average daily traffic count of less than 500 vehicles per day. RIDOT is coordinating with City of Warwick officials on the future of the bridge.


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