NEWPORT – On Friday, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) hosted the official rededication ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Pell Bridge.
Construction on the bridge began on April 5, 1966, and it was officially opened to traffic on June 28, 1969, connecting Jamestown and Newport.
Several local and state officials spoke during the ceremony. Afterewards, celebrations were held at Fort Adams State Park.
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