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.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Do you or anyone in your family have memories of the Newport Bridge construction? If you enjoy learning about Rhode Island’s landmarks, check out the fascinating story behind this lighthouse.