Groundbreaking for New Pawtucket River Bridge Scheduled

The Pawtucket River Bridge, long closed to tractor trailer trucks, and other heavy vehicles, is now in line for a replacement.

After two years of collecting $3,000 fines for weight violations, the state will break ground on a replacement Pawtucket River Bridge next week.

The Governor and other state dignitaries have scheduled a ceremony for November 4th.

Current goals would lift the weight restrictions by the spring of 2012, with a projected finish date during the summer of 2013.