Rhode Island

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Broad Street | South Providence

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Broad Street has historical significance for many people, ranging from the Narragansett Indians, who once called it “The Pequot Path,” to the Dominican Community, who currently call it “Juan Pablo Duarte Boulevard.” Many Latino residents enunciate every syllable of the word “Broa…,” dropping the last letter in true Caribbean style.

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Broad Street | El Puente de La Broa'

Broad St Overpass

Photo courtesy of Alberto Genao


A few feet from the site of Fefa’s Market and the Duarte monument is what locals refer to as el puente de La Broa’ [the Broad Street bridge]. In reality, this puente is an overpass to I-95, and unlike the bridge in Pawtuxet Village with an idyllic body of water flowing underneath, there is a loud interstate highway running below.

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Broad Street | Cumberland to Central Falls

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The northern span of Broad Street borders Cumberland and Central Falls. The Blackstone River rages in the background of the above photo.

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