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BRIDGE BUZZ: Bryan Lavin, an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, says the pedestrian bridge in Providence has been generating positive reviews in the tourism space. / BN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. tourism inches toward sustainability as threats from climate change, ‘overtourism’...

About 25 million visitors drive, fly and sail into Rhode Island each year. Mansions, restaurants, theaters and historical sites attract their fair share of...

Appreciate preservation successes

Stories detailing public anger over historical properties lost to insensitive development are unfortunately all too common. But it’s important to also recognize the many successful...
THE PROVIDENCE RIVER Pedestrian Bridge officially opened Friday. / PBN PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge opens

PROVIDENCE – The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge opened officially Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The $21.9 million project took more than a decade to come...
PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE: The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge is a nearly $22 million project that predates Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration, and which is nearing completion. It is the 11th-largest project among the 77 active construction projects being handled by the R.I. Department of Transportation.
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Building bridges to safer travel

Peter Alviti Jr., the four-year director of the R.I. Department of Transportation, is overseeing 77 active construction projects through the RhodeWorks program. Proposed by Gov....
The new pedestrian bridge’s steel frame is close to fully spanning the Providence River, as construction workers continue building the new bridge by utilizing the existing stone piers from the old Interstate 195 corridor as its foundation. Work on the $21.9 million project began in fall 2016 and is expected to finish by next summer. The project was supposed to wrap up by this fall, however it was delayed due to problems with steel fabrication. Daniel O’Connell’s Sons is the project’s general contractor and Inform Studios is the architect. The bridge’s length will be 450 feet, and the width will vary between 15 feet and 60 feet. It will have two decks, with the upper main deck being about 10,000 square feet in size, while the lower deck – built lower toward the river – will be about 1,500 square feet. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

New Construction May 2018

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Over the Providence River, between Crawford Street and Point Street bridges U.S. Post Office Albion 15 School St., Lincoln Portsmouth Police Department Headquarters 2270 East...
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