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Aerial image of Roger Williams University and the Mount Hope Bridge in Bristol, Rhode Island when the school was still called Roger Williams College. The Mount Hope Bridge was constructed between 1927 and 1929. In 1956, the college purchased this waterfront land just north of the bridge in Bristol and became a two-year institution named Roger Williams Junior College until 1992 when it was renamed Roger Williams University.


Bibliography: Jordy, William H. "Buildings of Rhode Island" Oxford University Press, 2004. p. 480.


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Creator 2 Role

Architects for Roger Williams Unviersity

Creator 3 Role

Architects for Mount Hope Bridge

Building Type

University Building

Subject Headings

Aerial views -- Roger Williams Junior College (Bristol, RI); Aerial views -- Mount Hope Bridge (Bristol, RI); Waterfronts -- Rhode Island; Urban universities and colleges -- Rhode Island; Suspension bridges -- Bristol -- Rhode Island

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name


Street Address

1 Old Ferry Rd


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