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Cliff Walk Plaque with Typo will be Replaced

The new plaque won't cost the city any money and although much attention was paid to the typo yesterday, the sign should not take away from the significance of the reopening.

Photo Courtesy: ABC6
Photo Courtesy: ABC6
Community members gathered at the Cliff Walk on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of a major repair project and subsequent opening of a large section of the walk that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Officials held a ribbon cutting and unveiled a plaque that happened to have a major mistake — Governor Lincoln Chafee's name was spelled with two "F's" instead of one and now, the company that made the plaque, John Roccio Corp., has promised to make a new one.

The new plaque won't cost the city any money and although much attention was paid to the typo yesterday, the sign should not take away from the significance of the reopening.

Now, 2 of the 3-and-a-half miles of the walk are back open to the public and a final section under repair near Miramar should be open by next month.

"It's just amazing how many members of the public have access to such gorgeous real estate, it just doesn't get any better," Chafee said.

The $5 million repair project was paid for with federal funds and the work included the installation of new restrooms added near the entrance. That project includes improvements to sidewalks, new concrete sidewalks extending to Ochre Point Ave, an accessible curb ramp, bike racks, new restroom with drinking fountain and bottle filler and portions of pavement replaced with greenscape.
nagaer June 25, 2014 at 04:58 PM
How hard is it to spell Gump.
Bill the 1st June 26, 2014 at 06:23 AM
It's not the sign maker's fault. Each person wrote their own name and Chafee's name was just a scribble of crayon that looked like a helicopter.
TD June 26, 2014 at 08:19 AM
It's not an extra F, its just his gubernatorial grade hidden in the middle of his name.
Bob June 26, 2014 at 08:54 AM
Goober will do just fine

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