Sakonnet River

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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 U.S. state of Rhode Island. It flows approximately 23 km (14 mi) between Mount Hope Bay and Rhode Island Sound. It separates Aquidneck Island from the eastern portion of Newport County.


The river begins in name on the east side of Common Fence Point in Portsmouth and flows due south between the towns of Portsmouth and Middletown to the west and Tiverton and Little Compton to the east. Its mouth is at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton.


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


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Coordinates: 41°28′16″N 71°13′26″W / 41.471072°N 71.223935°W / 41.471072; -71.223935