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.