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Big Support for Removing Sakonnet River Bridge Toll

The bridge connects Tiverton and Portsmouth.

The Sakonnet River Bridge. File photo
The Sakonnet River Bridge. File photo
A proposal to eliminate a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge received big support at a legislative hearing last week.

Representatives of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, transit riders, and environmental groups testified in favor of the bill. 

State Sen. Louis DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, which includes Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton) is the lead sponsor of a bill that would do away with the toll.

The bridge connects Tiverton and Portsmouth.

Read our story from last week.

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