Boston and Providence Railroad Bridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Boston and Providence Railroad Bridge
East Providence Arch Bridge.jpg
The portion of the bridge spans Roger Williams Avenue
Boston and Providence Railroad Bridge is located in Rhode Island
Boston and Providence Railroad Bridge
Boston and Providence Railroad Bridge is located in the US
Boston and Providence Railroad Bridge
Location East Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′5″N 71°21′45″W / 41.83472°N 71.36250°W / 41.83472; -71.36250Coordinates: 41°50′5″N 71°21′45″W / 41.83472°N 71.36250°W / 41.83472; -71.36250
Built 1884
MPS East Providence MRA
NRHP Reference # 80000086 [1]
Added to NRHP November 28, 1980

The Boston and Providence Railroad Bridge in East Providence is a railroad bridge on the Boston and Providence Railroad spanning Ten Mile River. A portion of the bridge also spans Roger Williams Avenue. The bridge was built in 1884, replacing an earlier structure on the line. The bridge abutments are faced in coursed ashlar stone, with brick-faced segmental-arch tunnels piercing them. The main span of the bridge consists of two Warren trusses resting on the abutments and a central pier in the Ten Mile River.[2]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Historic Resources of East Providence, Rhode Island (PDF page 47)" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-06.