"Twenty years ago, the view of the city of Providence from the Washington Bridge was a dismal one. As one looked to the south and toward the water, the most visible signs were that of a scrapyard and metals firm with mountains of scrapmetal everywhere in sight. This veritable junkyard did nothing to enhance the first impression of Rhode Island's capital city."
Smolski, Chester, "Providence's Biggest Asset is its Growing Waterfront" (1989). Smolski Texts. 319.