DOT sets weight limit for Fish Road, Tiverton bridge

Bridge over Sin and Flesh Brook restricted following recent inspection

Posted 1/13/22

The state Department of Transportation has placed a 3-ton weight limit on the bridge that crosses Sin and Flesh Brook on Fish Road.

DOT spokesperson Charles St. Martin said the restriction was put …

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DOT sets weight limit for Fish Road, Tiverton bridge

Bridge over Sin and Flesh Brook restricted following recent inspection

Posted

The state Department of Transportation has placed a 3-ton weight limit on the bridge that crosses Sin and Flesh Brook on Fish Road.

DOT spokesperson Charles St. Martin said the restriction was put in place following a recent inspection and engineers are evaluating repair options.

All vehicles heavier than three tons will need to follow a signed detour using Route 24, Main Road and Bulgarmarsh Road.

Fish Road carries approximately 9,000 vehicles per day.

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