Pell Bridge "Tunnel Book" Mini Diorama

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Bring a 3D capture of Newport home to your mantel! The Pell Bridge design is comprised of 8 incredibly detailed slides that fit together to create the 3D "tunnel book" effect. A fantastic souvenir to travel with, the pieces come unassembled in a compact, plastic wrapped sleeve with simple directions for when you are ready to display.

The Newport Bridge, renamed the Pell Bridge in 1992 after longtime Rhode Island U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell (1918―2009), spans the East Passage of the Narragansett Bay to connect the town of Newport, on Aquidneck Island, to the town of Jamestown, on Conanicut Island. While the bridge was first conceived in 1934, its construction did not begin until 1966. Finally, on June 28, 1969, the bridge opened to vehicular traffic.

Dioramas were commissioned from Banko Box LLC which seeks to "pay tribute to tatebanko, a 17th century Japanese art of making scenic dioramas out of paper. We bring this historic craft to contemporary audiences by cutting recycled cardboard into fun-to-assemble mementos that capture the essence of place."

Made in the USA, the assembled dimensions are 4.75 x 6.5 x 2
Appropriate for ages 7 and up. 
 
A Newport Historical Society exclusive! See our Washington Square "Tunnel Book" here!