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Did You Drive Over the New Sakonnet River Bridge Today?

What did you think of the new traffic pattern?

The new Sakonnet River Bridge opened for Route 24 northbound traffic today, Sept. 20, for the first time after years of construction. 

In approximately one week, the new bridge also will carry southbound traffic, according to the Department of Transportation. 

Portsmouth Patch wants to know what you thought as you drove over the bridge for the first time! 

Were you impressed by the view? Did the route seem easier? Were you impressed by the bridge's new style? 

Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below! 

BobG September 21, 2012 at 12:38 PM
My wife and i were certainly impressed with the new bridge. The roadbed was as smooth as silk and the slightly different views that the bridge affords were fun to take in. We look forward to using the south-bound lanes when they become available.
Marsha Auerbach September 22, 2012 at 04:33 PM
The roadway was nice and smooth, the view was lovely, the traffic pattern easy to maneuver, but I still don't want to pay a toll!!!
Ray Berberick September 28, 2012 at 02:59 PM
To support the fight against the tools, have your local group join STOP = Sakonnet Tolls Opposition Platform. The Portsmouth Business Association invites Portsmouth Businesses who are not members to join us to have a stronger voice. Send an email to TIVERTONSTOP@GMAIL.COM to offer to volunteer. For more information on how to join an organization, call me at 682-2007.

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