RI News
3:40 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Calls For Median On Pell Bridge Grow Louder

The Newport City Council approved a resolution urging the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority to install a center barrier. The move by the Council follows a fatal head-on collision that took place on the Pell Bridge on Christmas Eve.

In the incident, police say a 75-year-old man swerved into oncoming traffic. He later died of his injuries.

Newport joins Middletown and Jamestown in approving the resolution. All of Newport County has been asked to do the same.

The Authority has said doing so on the relatively narrow bridge could cause a greater number of accidents.

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