Historic Bridge Re-Opened In North Smithfield

(North Smithfield, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is re-opening a historic bridge in North Smithfield.  Officials gathered yesterday to celebrate at the Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge, which re-opened several months ahead of schedule.  The structure is the oldest-documented masonry bridge in the state, dating back to 1855, and was deemed structurally-deficient in 2007, according to RIDOT.  Remaining work will keep the bridge closed to pedestrians for some of this year.

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