Transportation Token

Object number
circa 1970
Small top-opening envelope containing 6 round Newport Bridge tokens with raised letters, colored flat centers, one each of red, blue, yellow, green; 2 aluminum tokens with raised centers. Tokens were issued originally 1969-[1980] in envelopes, then in paper rolls. The aluminum tokens are the original ones used. Tokens with colored centers were issued when the bridge opened for free passage for police, fire, employees, etc. Tokens given to Henry Curtis when the bridge opened by John Canning, head of bridge authority, "for Henry's collection of trivia".
Credit Line
Gift of Marilyn Curtis
Object Type
transportation tokens
Newport Bridge
Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority
Related People & Organizations
Curtis, Henry A. (associated)
Curtis, Marilyn (associated)