Wednesday, September 8, 2010
My Washington state blogging buddy Jamie has mentioned in the past that she likes some of my pictures of the road so this one's for her. The bridge this picture was taken on is the Claiborne Pell Bridge, more commonly known as the Newport Bridge, which spans the East Passage of the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island.
Renamed for U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell in 1992, the bridge is featured on the Rhode Island state quarter and is the longest suspension bridge in New England. With a length of 11,247 feet, it's ranked number 70 amongst the longest suspension bridges in the world and with main towers that reach 400 feet above the water surface and the roadway reaching as high as 215 feet I have no doubt that my mother would hate it!