2008-01-24 / About Town

Bridge history lecture set

Jamestown historian Sue Maden will tell the history of the Jamestown Bridge in a lecture at the Jamestown library on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. The talk coincides with a month long exhibit entitled Jamestown Bridge 1940-2007 Concept to Demolition that will showcase the 67-year history of the bridge - from its planning, construction, operation, closure, and demolition. The exhibit is a project of the Jamestown Historical Society and the Public Archeology Lab (PAL) in collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission and was developed by PAL under contract to Gordon R. Archibald, Engineers, Inc. Photographs by Matt Kierstead, Alyssa Wood, and Rob Brewster will depict the bridge's demolition. For more information on the exhibit and to register for the lecture, call 294-3306, ext. 3.

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