In 1966, construction of the Newport Bridge in Rhode Island was started. The project took three years to complete and cost fifty million dollars. The bridge, spanning over the Narrangasett Bay, was renamed in honor of United States senator Claiborne de Borda Pell in 1992. Pell was a Democrat and Rhode Island’s longest serving senator.
- Length: 1,600 feet (main span) and 11,248 feet (total length)
- Constructed: 1966-1969
- Type of bridge: Suspension
- Number of traffic lanes: 4 lanes
- Car Toll: $4.00 (both directions)
- Connects Newport and Jamestown