Poll: Few take a shine to new bridge lights


A poll suggests that those colorful 'decorative'  lights on the new Sakonnet River Bridge aren't winning many admirers.

The poll, posted late last week on the website for this newspaper, Eastbayri.com, asks viewers their opinion of the new lights — Do you love them, loathe them or don't really care?

The results was of 8 a.m. Tuesday …

• Loathe them — 78 votes (43.82 percent)

• Don't really care — 62 votes (34.83 percent)

• Love them — 38 votes, (21.35 percent)

Or viewed another way, 140 of the 178 who responded voted for either Loathe them or Don't really care — 78.65 percent.

One reader remarked, "The bulbs have never all been on at once with always a few out which looks poor. Get them working right and look after them or shut them off. "

Said another, "To be honest, I don’t really care. As long as the residents of Tiverton and Little Compton are being treated like the red-headed stepchildren of Rhode Island with the imposition of this tax (bridge toll) to access the rest of out county and state, I refuse to ever cross that bridge."


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I think the lights are great. Its about time something unique is given to the communities is this area. I think it bring physique and a little "show" to the bridge and its more pleasant to try something new.

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