Rhode Island Department of Transportation— A Means for Pedestrian Movement and Public Enjoyment: The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge

Plans to re-purpose the existing I-95 bridge through Providence were first conceived in the mid-1990’s, choosing a design from a student at the Rhode Island School of Design to build a pedestrian bridge. This $22 million project transforms the bridge’s existing granite piers with new lighting features, built-in benches and tables, and terraces which highlight the views of the riverfront parks. The new Providence River Pedestrian Bridge not only provides the community with transportation options and ways to stay active, but also brings them together to celebrate the city – improving quality of life for years to come.