Greater City Providence

Washington Bridge bike/pedestrian path to re-open soon?

Washington Bridge

Photo by Jef Nickerson

Buried in a ProJo article about the new Iway ramp opening is this little nugget.

In the coming weeks, the narrow catwalk on the [Washington] bridge, which connected India Point Park to the East Bay Bike Path, will reopen. This was a favorite route of runners, cyclists and pedestrians heading between East Providence and the East Side of Providence.

So it’s reopening in the coming weeks? Yay!

No word on the Washington Bridge Linear Park though. Anyone know the status of that?

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • Rumor has it that the linear park project is not funded as originally envisioned and is being redesigned to a smaller budget, though perhaps still slated to have something done.

    See this post: at Providence Bike Coalition for a little more info.

  • “…favorite route…”?!? It was the only safe route.

    And, just for good measure, they’ve made the already iffy Henderson crossing a real white-knuckler.

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