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RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture

The Department of Interior Architecture at RISD offers a 2-year MDes Program in Adaptive Reuse, a 2-year MDes Program in Exhibition in Providence, RI.

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Crossing the Pell

By Archinect
Dec 6, '21 4:46 PM EST
The Pell Bridge measures 2.1 miles across and rises to a peak that stands 400 feet off the water to allow Navy aircraft carriers to pass underneath the roadbed below.
The Pell Bridge measures 2.1 miles across and rises to a peak that stands 400 feet off the water to allow Navy aircraft carriers to pass underneath the roadbed below.

RISD Interior Architecture students propose innovative designs for adding pedestrian and cycling lanes to the suspension bridge connecting Newport and Jamestown, RI.

When the state of Rhode Island completed the iconic Newport Bridge in 1969, the massive steel-framed suspension bridge connecting Jamestown and Newport stood as a testament to economic and technological progress. Measuring 2.1 miles across (about the length of Central Park in NYC) and rising to a peak that stands 400 feet off the water in order to allow Navy aircraft carriers to pass underneath the roadbed below, the bridge offers motorists spectacular views of Narragansett Bay. (read more)