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The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (Authority) was created in 1954 by the Rhode Island General Assembly as a body corporate and politic, with powers to construct, acquire, maintain, and operate bridge projects as defined by law. The Authority was responsible for the construction of the Claiborne Pell Bridge (formerly the Newport Bridge) which was opened for traffic on June 28, 1969 and has been responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Mount Hope Bridge between Bristol, Rhode Island and Portsmouth, Rhode Island and the Claiborne Pell Bridge between Newport, Rhode Island and Jamestown, Rhode Island since 1964 and 1969, respectively.

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Turnpike and Bridge Authority website

Turnpike and Bridge Authority - Open Meetings

Turnpike and Bridge Authority Rules and Regulations

Records filed under "Turnpike and Bridge Authority"

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