Providence Pedestrian Bridge could be named for Michael Van Leesten

THE NEW PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE in Providence that was completed in August 2019 could be named for the late Providence civil rights activist Michael Van Leesten. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
PROVIDENCE – The $22 million Providence Pedestrian Bridge, which opened last year to acclaim, may be named in honor of the late Michael Van Leesten, a civil rights advocate and longtime resident of Providence. Van Leesten died in August 2019 at the age of 80. A resolution to change the name of the bridge to…

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