Salve Regina students to evaluate partial Cliff Walk collapse as part of grant project

Newport Cliff Walk
A portion of the Newport Cliff Walk collapsed, Thursday, March 3, 2022. (WLNE)

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — Salve Regina University students will evaluate the partial collapse of the Newport Cliff Walk next week as part of a grant project.

Students will write a grant application on behalf of the city to “fund a comprehensive safety assessment” of the 20-foot section that crumbled last month.

No injuries were reported.

A chunk of the iconic path will remain closed through the summer. Students are expected to start the project on Monday.

The Cliff Walk is Newport’s biggest attraction, drawing in over a million people a year.

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