Sakonnet River Bridge

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Sakonnet River Bridge
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Sakonnet River Bridge (Truss), 1956-2012, Demolished 2018
Coordinates41°38′17″N 71°12′50″W / 41.6381°N 71.2140°W / 41.6381; -71.2140 (Sakonnet River Bridge)Coordinates: 41°38′17″N 71°12′50″W / 41.6381°N 71.2140°W / 41.6381; -71.2140 (Sakonnet River Bridge)
Carries Route 24 / Route 138
CrossesSakonnet River
Localebetween Portsmouth and Tiverton
Designtruss bridge (1st)
Box girder bridge (2nd)
Opened1956 (1st bridge), 2012 (2nd bridge)
Closed2012 (1st bridge)
Sakonnet River Bridge is located in Rhode Island
Sakonnet River Bridge
Location in Rhode Island

The Sakonnet River Bridge is a four-lane bridge spanning the Sakonnet River in eastern Rhode Island. The bridge carries RI 24 and RI 138 between the communities of Portsmouth and Tiverton, Rhode Island. The current bridge is a box girder bridge that opened in 2012 at a cost of $120 million (USD). The previous bridge was a truss bridge that was built in 1956 and demolished in 2012 due to structural deficiencies. The truss bridge had previously served as a replacement for the Stone Bridge, about 0.8 mi (1.3 km) to the south.

It became part of RI 24 during the 1960s after the completion of the Portsmouth and Tiverton Expressways. At one point, it was briefly considered for inclusion as part of the never-built Interstate 895.


External links[edit]

  • Web site containing engineering impact documents for the replacement of the Sakonnet River Bridge.