Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Interstate 95 northbound (towards Providence and Boston) from the Newport/Pell Bridge?
Upon leaving the bridge toll plaza follow R.I. route 138 westbound 8.6 miles to US route 1. Take the first US 1 exit and follow route 1 northbound for 3/4 mile. Bear left at the traffic light onto R.I. route 4. Follow route 4 for 9.5 miles, where it will merge with I-95 northbound.
How do I get to Interstate 95 southbound (towards New London, New Haven, and New York) from the Newport/Pell bridge?
Upon leaving the bridge toll plaza follow R.I. route 138 westbound 9 miles to US route 1. Take the second US 1 exit and follow route 1 southbound for 3 miles. Turn right at the traffic light onto R.I. route 138 westbound, and follow route 138 for 12 miles to I-95.
How do I get to the Newport/Pell Bridge, to the Mt. Hope Bridge, and to the R.I.T.B.A. business office?
Please refer to the Directions page for this information.
Will the bridge be closed in really bad weather?
Only on rare occcasions is the bridge temporarily closed to traffic due to weather conditions. Although particular circumstances that necessitate a closure may differ, in general, sustained wind speeds of 60 knots in directions north, northeast, south, or southwest will require traffic restrictions. See the Weather Restrictions page for more details.
What do I have to do if my vehicle is overweight?
In most cases you must obtain an overweight vehicle permit from the R.I.T.B.A. prior to arriving at the bridge. Please refer to the Weight Restrictions page for specific limitations on weight, height, and width for vehicles to be taken across the Newport/Pell and Mount Hope bridges.