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RIDOT: I-195 bridge closure has already cost state $860K

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The abrupt closure of the westbound side of the Washington Bridge has been far from cheap, 12 News has learned.

 

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) estimates the closure has cost the state roughly $860,000 so far. That estimate includes costs for inspections and in-depth examinations of the bridge, as well as material testing, police details and traffic control.

 

It appears that running tab will be open for quite some time as the closure continues to upend the I-195 corridor.

 

Read more at wpri.com.

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