8 Rare Photos Taken During The Newport Bridge Construction That Will Simply Astound You

We are all familiar with the Claiborne Pell Bridge. It’s one of the most photographed landmarks in the Ocean State. The bridge is even featured on the Rhode Island state quarter. Planning began for the Narragansett Bay crossing in 1934, but the Newport Bridge construction did not begin until 1966. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing photos from that time.

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