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Under Sakonnet River Bridge
Narragansett Bay

The Sakonnet River Bridge crosses the Sakonnet River.  No surprise there.  It gets one's caboose from Tiverton, RI on Narragansett Bay's eastern shore  to the northern end of Aquidneck Island. 

Tiverton is one of Rhode Island's orphan towns (along with Little Compton) and some people would have given them to Massachusetts a long time ago for safe keeping.  Don't try to make sense of it with a modern map though .... think of Rhode Island's bay-o-centric economy and history.  Little Rhody didn't want to give up an inch of the coastline of it's marvelous bay and the bay state was lucky to get Fall River, Swansea, Somerset and Seekonk. 

But it's all water under the bridge now. At the other end of the bridge lies Aquidneck Island with its towns of Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport. The bridge is getting worked on which is to say they're getting ready to build a new one at which time someone will have a lot of fun knocking this one down.

Copyright: Brian Shriver
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12220x6110
Taken: 10/03/2010
Uploaded: 13/03/2010
Updated: 03/03/2015


Tags: water; scenic; tiverton; ri; bridge
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