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Nor'easter sinks barge near Pell Bridge

November 2, 2011

NEWPORT— A barge responsible for repairs to the Pell Bridge sank between Saturday evening and Sunday at noon during the past weekend’s nor’ easter. The barge, hired by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA), was re-painting and conducting repairs to the steel structure of the bridge.

The United States Coast Guard, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), Clean Harbors, Newport Harbormaster’s Office and the Newport Navy Base were all notified of the incident.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Preview today's Narragansett Times

November 2, 2011

In today's issue of The Narragansett Times, find out how this weekend's nor'easter impacted the Newport Pell Bridge and how South Kingstown aims to improve in technology in the classroom. Also, after the local chambers of commerce annual membership meetings were held last week, find out what changes are taken place in the local business community.

All and more inside today's The Narragansett Times.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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