At this time we expect that the construction of the Washington Pedestrian Bridge will start in the spring of 2011. We expect the duration of the construction to take two years. Also, we suspect that the bridge will be closed during construction because the Contractor will want access to the entire structure.
Obviously, the combination of a two year long project and having it be entirely closed is unacceptable. We are in discussions with RIDOT to see what can be done to keep it open during the contstruction or what accomodations can be made for cyclists and pedestrians. As the discussion progresses, we will provide you with further udpates.