RIDOT clears Crook Point Bridge for preservation after post-fire inspection

THE RHODE ISLAND Department of Transportation on Thursday said plans to transfer ownership of the Crook Point Bascule Bridge to the city of Providence can move ahead after an inspection found no damage from a recent fire. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD
PROVIDENCE – Plans to preserve and repurpose the Crook Point Bascule Bridge are still on after the R.I. Department of Transportation found no major damage from a recent fire. RIDOT in a statement on Thursday said that the 113-year-old bridge was still safe and structurally sound, despite a fire that started on its upper ties…

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