New Footbridge for Salter Grove Causeway

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The footbridge on the causeway at Salter Grove was washed away in 2012 and crossings now pose a potential safety hazard.

Access to and from the Salter Grove breakwater, which is very popular with fishermen and picnicking families, should become safer. A new footbridge is planned to replace that washed away by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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Warwick Rep. McNamara Seeks to Restore Salter Grove Bridge

The eastern causeway bridge at Salter Grove during low tide, Feb. 2016. (Credit: Jason Major)

The eastern causeway bridge at Salter Grove during low tide, Feb. 2016. (Credit: Jason Major)

One of the key proponents of improvements to Salter Grove and the efforts of FoSG is Warwick Representative Joseph McNamara, who for safety and access concerns ” is pressing to find the funds to repair a foot bridge that has been impassable since Super Storm Sandy.”

The bridge in question once spanned a gap in the eastern end of the causeway that leads from the parking area of the park to a rock breakwater that runs along upper Narragansett Bay/Providence River and connects Rock Island at the south with Marsh Island to the north.

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