Center of old Sakonnet Bridge set for ‘spectacular’ removal

10-hour operation will lower the span onto a two-barge platform

By DeWolf Fulton
Posted 4/5/18

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — The massive center span of the old Sakonnet River Bridge is scheduled this week to be separated from either side, lowered onto a barge platform and floated up Mt. …

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