City Moves a Lifeguard Position to Top of Lido Bridge. Seriously.

Well, we all knew that good things weren’t meant to last.

Since the event of the kid who intentionally jumped onto a boat and injured two women occurred, the city is now taking serious action to stop people from fulfilling a generations-long Newport tradition: Jumping from the Lido Bridge.

Starting yesterday, July 26, the city has put a lifeguard on the top of the Lido Bridge until at least Labor Day. Yes: Seriously.

As of right now, we have no word as to the working hours of the lifeguard that the city is removing from our beaches and putting on a bridge.

Happy Friday!



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Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport and Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge. He writes, shoots photos, and edits, but much of the time, he's just "the IT guy". He can be reached at: Google+, Facebook, or via email, at