Daytripper’s Guide: Designing Providence’s Riverfront Revival

    Twenty years ago, the once-meandering rivers of downtown Providence had become, essentially, a set of pipes. Over them squatted “the widest bridge in the world,” a deck of roadways featuring the rotary known as Suicide Circle. The lower Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck rivers—along with their confluence, the upper Providence River—were almost completely hidden beneath a sea of asphalt.