According to an article in the Kent County Times
Fixing the Laurel Avenue Bridge is a top-priority for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.
Over the next two weeks residents will see the Laurel Avenue Bridge demolished by a RIDOT contractor, Lewis said. The bridge is so damaged the no one should approach it or walk over it at this time, he added.
After the bridge is taken down, the repair will go out for a design-build contract, he said.
Design-build projects are faster than typical ones, according to RIDOT Spokesperson Charles St. Martin. A construction contractor and an engineering firm work simultaneously to get the job done.
Is anyone familiar with this area? If the bridge could use any improvement from a cycling point of view, then we should immediately contact RIDOT and encourage them to accomodate bikes in their design and building process.