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URI Narragansett Bay Campus closed to public for second phase of bridge demolition

Media Contact: URI Communications, 401-874-2116

KINGSTON, R.I. -- May 10, 2006 -- The University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus will not be designated an official viewing site on Tuesday, May 16 for the second phase of the demolition of the old Jamestown Bridge.

About 2,500 spectators watched the initial demolition from the Bay Campus on April 18.

During next week’s demolition, the Bay Campus will be preparing for commencement activities and will be unable to accommodate such large numbers of the public. The main entrance to the campus off South Ferry Road will be blocked, and Narragansett Police will enforce all parking regulations on South Ferry Road.

Access for the media and emergency personnel will be provided, but will be controlled by Bay Campus security. URI will have additional security and Parking Services personnel on hand that day.

URI security and Narragansett Police will coordinate traffic flow.