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View of Sakonnet River looking north from Tiverton
The Sakonnet River as viewed from Portsmouth, Rhode Island, looking south towards the Atlantic Ocean.

The Sakonnet River is a tidal strait in the state of Rhode Island which flows approximately 14 miles between Mount Hope Bay and Rhode Island Sound. It separates Aquidneck Island from the eastern portion of Newport County.



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

  • Sakonnet River rail bridge (formerly Old Colony and Newport Railway), removed.
  • Old Sakonnet River Bridge (RI 24/138)
  • Replacement Sakonnet River Bridge; opened September 2012.
  • Stone Bridge (formerly RI 138, destroyed by Hurricane Carol in 1954)


  • Quaket River
  • Sapowet Creek
  • Almy Brook
  • Little Creek
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