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Jamestown Bridge (Old)


Jamestown Bridge, over West Passage, Narragansett Bay, R. I.

Boston Public Library

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Through truss bridge over West Passage Narragansett Bay on RI 138 in Jamestown
Newport County, Rhode Island
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1940; Demolished 2006
Through truss
Length of largest span: 640.1 ft.
Total length: 6,982.3 ft. (1.3 mi.)
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Jamestown Bridge and Old Jamestown Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52917, -71.40167   (decimal degrees)
41°31'45" N, 71°24'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/299632/4600287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
RI 4000 (Rhode Island bridge number)
BH 31908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2015: New photo from Andy Peters
  • April 7, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Imported image & added lost date: 2006
  • March 29, 2012: New video from John Goold
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson


  • John Goold - BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com


Jamestown Bridge (Old)
Posted March 29, 2012, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just added a video from a news broadcast of the implosion of this bridge. I don't think the demolition of this beautiful landmark bridge was anything to cheer about like the people did on this video. The new bridge is the mother of all Ugly Concrete Eyesore Bridges. When I think of UCEB I think of the new Jamestown Bridge. This bridge like many others held very fond memories for me as it was a part of the many trips I took to Cape Cod with my grandmother as a child.

Jamestown Bridge (Old)
Posted October 6, 2011, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I normally don't change main bridge names but everybody including the locals called this the Jamestown Bridge and then the Old Jamestown Bridge.

West Passage Bridge
Posted March 31, 2008, by Todd D. Walker (hippiewalk [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was replaced with a modern concrete structure and was imploded either in 2004 or 2005....