Cross These 7 Bridges In Rhode Island Just Because They're So Awesome
It comes as no surprise that the Ocean State would be home to beautiful bridges. While the Newport Bridge tends to take all the glory, there are a few other bridges scattered across the state that are also beautiful. Take a trip to each one to see some of the state’s most spectacular sights!
1. Claiborne Pell Bridge
The Claiborne Pell Bridge, or the Newport Bridge as it's more commonly referred to is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world! It spans the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and offers some gorgeous views of the sea. It opened in 1969 continues to operate. This bridge is definitely worth traversing, despite the $4.00 toll.
2. Jamestown Verazzano Bridge
Before hitting the Newport Bridge when coming from Route 138, you'll also travel over another gorgeous bridge known as the Jamestown Verazzano Bridge. This truss bridge connects Connanicut Island to North Kingstown and replaced the former ferry service as the main access to the island.
3. Mount Hope Bridge
This two lane suspension bridge crosses Mount Hope Bay. It connects the towns of Portsmouth on Aquidneck Island to Bristol. It offers a view from 135 feet above the water including breathtaking sights.
4. White Rock Bridge
This beautiful historic bridge is found along the Rhode Island and Connecticut Border in the town of Westerly. Though the bridge is closed to traffic, you can travel along side it and still take in its legacy.
Several small bridges can be enjoyed along the river in downtown Providence. The Point Street Bridge might be the most beautiful and can be enjoyed in the Jewelry District heading towards Wickenden Street.
6. Downtown Pawtucket
Once serving as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the city of Pawtucket has many dams and bridges throughout its historic downtown area. Here's one of the most impressive pictured here.
7. Walking bridge
Found along a trail somewhere between the Rhode Island and Connecticut border are several small bridges scattered across hiking trails. Passing between the states is almost guaranteed if you spend enough time exploring Rhode Island state parks.
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