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"I'm an avid swimmer, and I've had a unique perspective of this bridge. I swam from Jamestown to Newport under this bridge to raise money for Save the Bay. This is also special to me because when Forest and I first moved east from Indiana, we moved to Rhode Island. I spend many fun nights in Newport during the summer, and Forest had many fun walks through Beavertail climbing on the rocks."
Opened to traffic June 28, 1969, it was named for a U.S. Senator and is known to locals simply as the Newport Bridge.
This suspension bridge, spanning Narragansett Bay connects Newport, Rhode Island to Jamestown, RI and is built on 800 steel piles driven down into the bedrock some 162 feet below the surface of the water. Thirty-five miles of wiring provide electricity for the bridge's lighting system.
In February 1981 a tanker loaded with 50,000 barrels of oil hit the bridge. The only damage to the bridge was a smear of gray paint from the tanker. The impact crushed the bow of the tanker inward 10 feet.