Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for The Newport Bridge

Local Author James M. Ricci will be available to sign copies of book
 
 
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MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - Aug. 1, 2018 - PRLog -- Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for The Newport Bridge

Local Author James M. Ricci will be available to sign copies of book


Newport is a premier destination, but getting to the city has not always been easy. For three centuries, ferries crossed Narragansett Bay's East Passage. That all changed on June 28, 1969, the day the Newport Bridge opened, and it closed the last remaining gap between Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands.

Proponents of the bridge persevered political squabbles and delays for twenty-five years following World War II to make it a reality. The longest suspension bridge in the region incorporated several new technologies and construction techniques and changed the face of Rhode Island.

Author James Ricci details the trials and tribulations that produced an iconic bridge.

Highlights from the book include:

·         The Newport Bridge played a role in Newport's conscious effort to reinvent itself following World War II as a tourist destination and return it to its place as "America's First Resort."

·         To build the Newport Bridge, proponents overcame objections from the U.S. Navy, the town  fathers of Jamestown, RI, and the editorial board of the state's influential newspaper.

Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

1311 West Main Rd.

Middletown, RI 02842

When:  Sunday, August 12th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

The combination of Arcadia Publishing & The History Press creates the largest and most comprehensive publisher of local and regional content in the USA. By empowering local history and culture enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences, we create exceptional books that are relevant on a local and personal level, enrich lives, and bring readers closer - to their community, their neighbors, and their past. Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com
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