I-295 Over Greenville Avenue

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) launched a comprehensive bridge program named Rhodeworks to address the extensive backlog of deficient bridges across the state. In this ambitious initiative, CHA assumed the role of the engineer of record for several innovative structures and oversaw multiple large-scale design-build projects. One standout design-build project within this program was the Greenville Avenue bridge, where CHA served as the engineer of record to replace the superstructure of two bridges carrying I-295 over Greenville Avenue.

Our team spearheaded the design efforts to replace the superstructures and rehabilitate the substructures, enhancing structural integrity and longevity. A notable aspect of the project involved designing and implementing temporary highway crossovers using a temporary bridge between the two new bridges. These crossovers facilitated bi-directional traffic during two stages of construction, enabling three lanes of traffic to remain open throughout construction. Other work included drainage design, pavement design, and utility coordination.

Thanks to careful planning and diligent execution, the project was successfully delivered within the stipulated timeframe and budgetary constraints.

Project summary

90 ft.

Each bridge span was about 90 feet long.


Three lanes of traffic remained open during construction.


Two stages of construction.

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Ryan Cooley, PE*

Ryan Cooley, PE*
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Ryan has over 20 years of experience designing, analyzing, and overseeing bridges and vertical structures. His expertise encompasses design, load rating, and contract document development for transportation structures throughout New England. Ryan has been a pivotal figure in pioneering initiatives such as introducing GRS-IBS to multiple DOTs and spearheading the implementation of accelerated bridge construction (ABC) technologies throughout the region.