Bridge run gives racers chance to cross historic Mt. Hope Bridge

Inaugural Mt. Hope 5K scheduled for Aug. 12

Posted 7/24/17

Despite a ban on pedestrians on the Mt. Hope Bridge, local residents and visitors routinely trudge up to the top of the bridge to take in the breath-taking view, only to be escorted off by the police …

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