History of Water Place Park

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Water Place Park and the river walk was built in 1994 right near the State Capitol.  It was made by moving the Providence River and removing paving, taking away some of the streets that were there. For years there was a very big bridge that covered the river and streets and they also removed that.  Over time that one big bridge was replaced by a couple of smaller bridges that were inspired by Venice and now downtown is the main part of Providence that most people go to.