Newport Bridge Celebration
Monday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Getting to Newport has not always been easy. For three centuries, ferries crossed Narragansett Bay’s East Passage.
That all changed on June 28, 1969,
the day the Newport Bridge opened, and it closed the last remaining gap between Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands.
Author James Ricci details the trials and tribulations that produced this iconic bridge.
Ricci will discuss his book along with some of the research material that did not make it into his book.