Central Falls, Rhode Island: World's First Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossom Bridge

Possibly holds the record for the world's longest official bridge title relative to the size of the bridge. 1989 blue plaque makes it official. Sri Chimnoy was an Indian mystic who died in 2007.

Address:
1420 Broad St., Central Falls, RI
Directions:
North edge of town. The official blue plaque is on the west side of the bridge, midway across the river. Easy to walk to; it's a small bridge.
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Peace Bridge.

World's First Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossom Bridge

The Broad Street bridge crossing the Blackstone River between Cumberland and Central Falls, Rhode Island, is the world's first Sri Chimnoy Peace Blossom Bridge. There have since been others, and most of them connect international borders, but this first one, from 1989, connects two Rhode Island towns. Sri Chimnoy was an Indian mystic who meditated on peace. He painted thousands of pictures, wrote thousands of poems, and advocated bodily strength. He died in 2007.

[Bill La Civita, 05/07/2022]

Possibly holds the record for the world's longest official bridge title relative to the size of the bridge.


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