Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge
|Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge|
The Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge in August 2009
|Crosses||West Passage of Narragansett Bay|
|Locale||North Kingstown, Rhode Island to Jamestown, Rhode Island|
|Design||post-tensioned, double-cell concrete box girder|
|Total length||7,350 feet (2,240 m)|
The Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge (often misspelled Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge) spans the West Passage of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, United States. It is part of Route 138 and is part of the route to Newport, Rhode Island for traffic heading northbound from Interstate 95.
The bridge is a post-tensioned, double-cell concrete box girder bridge with four travel lanes separated by a concrete Jersey barrier (the original bridge was dangerous with two undivided lanes). The total length of the bridge is 7,350 ft (2,240 m) and links the towns of North Kingstown, Rhode Island and the island town of Jamestown, Rhode Island. Despite being 15 years old, the bridge was listed as structurally deficient in 2007 due to small cracks found in some of the box girder segments. The cracks were repaired in 2008.
The bridge was completed in 1992 and was built alongside the two lane bridge that had served the same route since 1940. The original Jamestown Bridge was demolished in April 2006.
The bridge is named for Giovanni da Verrazzano.
- Steve Anderson's Bostonroads.com: Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge (RI 138)
- Inspection and Maintenance of the bridge
- Bridge history