Current Diverter – Weekapaug Bridge No. 997 Westerly RI
192 Smith Street
North Kingstown, RI
Completion Date: 2012
Total Project Value: NA
Relevant Project Features:
• Designed the float-in current diverter
• Prepared Plans and Specifications for fabrication
RT Group, Inc. (RTG) was retained by Specialty Diving Services, Inc. (SDS) to design a current diverter that could be floated into place and ballasted to divert the current of the Weekapaug Breachway around the existing bridge piers so that underwater repointing and grouting repairs could be performed.
The diverter utilized custom fabricated pontoons and was designed to open and close around the bridge piers. Following the repairs to the first pier, the diverter was re-floated and positioned around the second pier.
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