Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Cardi Construction will begin working on the embankment on the Sakonnet River Bridge overnight for the next three weeks.
Cardi Corporation begins overnight work on the embankment of the Sakonnet Bridge tonight. The work schedule in the area will be extended until 3 a.m. over the next three weeks. According to Sen. Louis DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Newport, Little Compton, Tiverton) Cardi met with town officials and the Tiverton and Portsmouth Police departments to work out all issues.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A crane from Cardi Corporation lifted the concession stand into place at the field behind Fort Barton School on Wednesday morning.
A former pre-cast concrete cell tower communications building now sits as the concession stand at Fort Barton School for the Tiverton Little League. It was lifted into place Wednesday morning. Thanks to the creative mind of the town's maintenance director, Robert Martin, the 16-foot by 22-foot building is donated by Castle Precast Company of Connecticut. Cardi Corporation donated their 100-ton crane to lift the 33-ton structure into place. Martin said the league wanted to put in a wooden structure, which he advised against since the field is damp and would eventually become infested, rot and need to be replaced. He found the concrete building that was not being used in Connecticut and arranged for its transportation to Tiverton. "I said it…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Sections of the new Sakonnet River Bridge could not open until as late as November 2012.
The new Sakonnet River Bridge will not open by its ambitious May deadline and southbound lanes could even be closed until November due to problems with a "cofferdam," reports The Newport Daily News. The Newport Daily News reports a July opening for the northbound lanes. The southbound lanes could open to traffic much later in the fall. In November, workers at the new Sakonnet River Bridge celebrated a milestone in the $163.7 million project after placing the final steel girder. At the time, the project was 140 days behind schedule. The Department of Transportation (DOT) broke ground on the bridge replacement project in April 2009. The $163.7 million contract with Cardi Corp. for the construction of the new bridge is the largest single …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Patch rode along with the United States Coast Guard Wednesday morning as they lay new buoys in the Sakonnet River for the temporary channel.
Members of the United States Coast Guard patrolled the Sakonnet River near the Route 24 bridge on Wednesday, creating the new temporary passage on the western, Portsmouth side. Also taking place this week, Cardi Corporation moved its barges and cranes into the center channel to begin construction of the center span of the new bridge, slated to be completed next spring. The main river channel will be closed for one month, which began this past Tuesday, Sept 6. Chief Petty Officer Gregg Marsili drove one of the Coast Guard patrol boats, along with Chief Petty Officer Mark Chartier and Petty Officer Nicholas Rago. They placed a buoy, number 15B, at a crucial section underneath the Portsmouth side of the bridge, where vessels entering have to …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The Department of Transportation and Cardi Corporation are monitoring the Sakonnet Bridge as Hurricane Irene approaches.
Residents planning to stick out Hurricane Irene or evacuate should keep a constant eye on weather channels on television as well as the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) websites. On Friday, RIDOT officials said they will follow the procedure of the Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority regarding access for motorists to the Sakonnet River Bridge. When winds reach 70 miles per hour, the Newport Pell and Jamestown-Verrazzano bridges will be shut down to traffic. RIDOT spokesman Charles St. Martin said on Friday there are "defined criteria" for the authority, RIDOT and state police to follow to close the Sakonnet and Mount Hope Bridges to traffic. Ultimately, it's the …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Coast Guard proposed the temporary passage at a hearing on Wednesday night.
A temporary, one-way shipping lane is slated to be opened on the western side of the Sakonnet River channel once Cardi Corporation moves forward with placing steel girders in the center of the river for the new bridge. Closing the main shipping channel is proposed for one month. However, based on feedback from a public hearing about the closure, held at Tiverton High School Wednesday, as well as the impending impact of Hurricane Irene this weekend, the date of starting that closure could change. The United States Coast Guard will also take the public’s feedback to tweak its map of the temporary channel, which will be distributed to the public. Nearly 50 people – residents and waterfront business owners of the Sakonnet River – attended …