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Artist Barnaby Evans has burned bonfires on the river
in a now world famous art event that began in 1994.
A magnificent combination of fire, water, music and
community WaterFire is a must-see signature event. www.
for schedule. At one time we were crazy
enough to completely cover the river over with a parking
bridge. During the Providence renaissance the rivers were
reopened and the old bridge piers now hold braziers that
burn bonfires during Waterfire. Looking down river you
can see the remains of Interstate 195 which was relocated
to the blue bridge in the distance. The large tracts of land
opened up by the relocation are now being redeveloped.