NEWPORT -- The opening date for the new Sakonnet River Bridge has been delayed after crews discovered what are being called "hairline fractures" in the span's concrete deck.
The Providence Journal reportes this morning that the $164 million bridge likely won't open until the end of the month.
The northbound lanes had been set to open in the coming days.
The cracks, which are attributed to shrinkage that occurred during the drying process, and will not affect the bridge's structural integrity.
Crews are expected to patch the cracks with an epoxy fill before the final deck layer is paved.