Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority


Construction on Rhode Island's Newport Pell Bridge Enters Phase 3

On Aug. 10, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) announced that Phase 3 of construction on the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge was under way, an operation expected to last through November....


Rhode Island's Newport Bridge Turns 50

In the late 1960s, college student Michael Gallogly spent two summers working as an oiler on the Newport Bridge. A half-century later, he recalls in vivid detail the men he encountered, including one Native American ironworker who stood on the barge's steel deck in front of the engine shacks....


RITBA Provides Update on Its Summer 2018 Projects

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) would like to provide a construction report and traffic advisory update for the upcoming months. There will be multiple RITBA projects in progress....


Repairs Under Way on Longest Suspension Bridge in New England

Work is well under way on a project to repair the deck of Rhode Island's Newport/Pell Bridge — at 11,247 ft. long, it is the longest suspension bridge in New England. “This is a major undertaking replacing the deck of this bridge,” said Jim Malachowski, spokesman of the RDW Group, the Providence-based public relations firm representing the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority....






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