The Washington Bridge is a paired bridge carrying Interstate 195 over the Seekonk River from Providence to East Providence, Rhode Island.
In the Washington Bridge project, the eastbound bridge was replaced.This involved building a portion of the new bridge in the gap between the two structures, moving traffic to the new bridge, then demolishing the left lanes of the old bridge to make room for the right lanes of the new one.
The old control booths for the bascule section have been removed. The new span is now complete. Part of the original eastbound structure is being preserved, and will be used as a bike and pedestrian route.In 2007 the pedestrian and bicycle pathway was closed for time, and has since reopened for use.