Interlaken Mill Bridge

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Interlaken Mill Bridge
CoventryRI InterlakenMillBridge.jpg
Interlaken Mill Bridge is located in Rhode Island
Interlaken Mill Bridge
Interlaken Mill Bridge is located in the US
Interlaken Mill Bridge
Location Coventry, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°43′41″N 71°32′39″W / 41.72806°N 71.54417°W / 41.72806; -71.54417Coordinates: 41°43′41″N 71°32′39″W / 41.72806°N 71.54417°W / 41.72806; -71.54417
Built 1885
Architect Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
NRHP Reference # 78000064[1]
Added to NRHP December 22, 1978

The Interlaken Mill Bridge is an historic bridge spanning the Pawtuxet River at the site of the former Arkwright and Interlaken mill complexes in Coventry, Rhode Island. The lenticular pony truss bridge was built in 1885 by the Interlaken Corporation to provide a direct connection between the mill sites, having recently (1883) acquired the Arkwright property. The trusses were manufactured by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of Berlin, Connecticut. The bridge is a single span measuring 92 feet (28 m) in length and just under 19 feet (5.8 m) in width, resting on stone abutments.[2]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1] It is the only known lenticular pony truss bridge in Rhode Island.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Interlaken Mill Bridge" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-07-30.