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Median barriers will be installed on Newport Pell Bridge

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By Alana Cerrone

Acerrone@abc6.com

The Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority voted Wednesday to install median barriers on the Pell Bridge.

Advocates for the barriers showed up in force to push for them to be installed. 

Right now, temporary reflective posts are in place to reduce the number of crashes on the bridge that connects Jamestown to Newport. The median will likely be installed by early next year.

There have been three fatal head-on collisions on the Pell Bridge in just the last three years.

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