Mount Hope Bridge

Mount Hope Bridge

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The former longest bridge of New England spans the Mount Hope Bay in eastern Rhode Island. The bridge was constructed by Robinson & Steinman between 1927 and 1929. Total length of the bridge is 1868 meters and the 366 meter long center span is 41 meters over the high water. Four months before the bridge was scheduled to open engineers discovered that three strands of cable were broken. After finding more strands of deficient cable, the bridge had to be dissembled and the cables were replaced with more conventional galvanized, cold-drawn steel ones. #David_B_Steinman #McClinticMarshall #Newport #RI_114 #suspension_bridge
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