WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — The Barton Corner Bridge Replacement project has moved past its halfway point.
Thursday night, crews moved the northerly section of the bridge into place, which will soon carry four lanes of I-95 and two auxiliary lanes at the Warwick-West Warwick line.
An innovative technique was used for the project, in that the new bridge was built in two separate pieces nearby, then moved into place upon completion.
The southerly side of the bridge is scheduled to be moved into place Tuesday into Wednesday, but before that happens crews have to demolish the remaining portion of the old bridge, which is scheduled for Sunday.
As a result, both sides of Route 2 will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Division Street in East Greenwich to the James P. Murphy Industrial Highway in West Warwick.