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Assembly Bill would rename Iway bridge for late architect William Warner

In 195 Relocation Project by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Iway bridge viewed from the Hurricane Barrier A bill (H 6029) before the General Assembly would rename the Route 195 Iway bridge over the Providence River for late architect William Warner. Warner, who passed last summer, is perhaps best known for the napkin sketch that eventually resulted in the relocation of the rivers and the creation of Waterplace Park. Fittingly, …

Updated: The passing of William Warner

In People by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

The famous napkin, courtesy of Providence Preservation Society. Click to enlarge. [box style=”yellow”]Update: See above an image of the famous napkin on which the river relocation project was sketched. Courtesy of the Providence Preservation Society from the book Providence, The Renaissance City by Fran Leazes and Mark Motte. Also, visit YouTube to see a video of Friedrich St. Florian speaking …