Historic Highway Bridges of Rhode Island (PDF Document, 48.96 MB)
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Historic Highway Bridges of Rhode Island
This book has been developed from an inventory of all the historic highway bridges of Rhode Island. The basic purpose of the Historic Bridge Inventory project, undertaken by the Planning Division of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, was twofold: to deter mine the historical significance of the highway bridges of Rhode Island, and to help plan the preservation of those bridges that are historically significant. This book has been prepared to document the project and to share its results with the public. The first part of this book is a capsule history of bridge building in Rhode Island. Following that is a summary of the purposes, methods, and conclusions of the project. The final section contains detailed information and photographs for 37 bridges selected from the 51 Rhode Island highway bridges that were identified as having exceptional historical significance.
Rhode Island State Archives
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