- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Lawmakers want to rename an iconic highway bridge that spans the Providence River but disagree on which person it should memorialize.

The Interstate 195 Providence River Bridge, also known as the I-Way Bridge, opened to traffic in 2007.

One bill being considered in the state Senate on Wednesday would change the name of the bridge to the William D. Warner Memorial Bridge.

Warner was an architect and urban planner who died in 2012 at age 83. He was credited for work that helped reshape Providence’s downtown.

A competing bill would name the bridge after community activists Manuel Q. Ledo and John F. Lopez.


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