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The Pocasset River is a river in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It flows 12.4 miles (20.0 km). There are five dams along the river's length.


The Pocasset River rises between Brown Avenue and Belfield Drive in Johnston. It continues in a southeasterly direction through Johnston and Cranston, to the city line with Warwick, where it converges with the Pawtuxet River.


Below is a list of all crossings over the Pocasset River. The list starts at the headwaters and goes downstream.

  • Johnston
    • Belfield Drive
    • Interstate 295
    • Memorial Avenue
    • Hartford Avenue (U.S. 6A)
    • Johnston Plaza
    • Atwood Avenue
    • U.S. 6
    • Central Avenue
    • Morgan Avenue
    • Morgan Mill Road
    • Plainfield Street (RI 14)
  • Cranston
    • Pocasset Cemetery Access Road
    • Cranston Street
    • Bike Path
    • Dyer Avenue
    • Park Avenue (RI 12)
    • Reservoir Avenue (RI 2)
    • Garden City Drive
    • Pontiac Avenue


Dry and Simmons Brooks are the only two named tributaries of the Pocasset River, though there are many unnamed streams that also feed it.

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