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North elevation, view southwest
North elevation, view southwest (JPEG Image, 115.65 KB)
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East span at north elevation, view southwest toward station
East span at north elevation, view southwest toward station (JPEG Image, 95.35 KB)
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Center span at north elevation, view southwest
Center span at north elevation, view southwest (JPEG Image, 137.99 KB)
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General view to northeast from pedestrian overpass
General view to northeast from pedestrian overpass (JPEG Image, 134.15 KB)
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Center and east spans at south elevation, view north
Center and east spans at south elevation, view north (JPEG Image, 121.57 KB)
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West and center spans at south elevation, view northeast from platform
West and center spans at south elevation, view northeast from platform (JPEG Image, 136.37 KB)
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Detail of center span at south elevation, view north from platform
Detail of center span at south elevation, view north from platform (JPEG Image, 134.41 KB)
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Detail of east span at south elevation, view northeast
Detail of east span at south elevation, view northeast (JPEG Image, 108.34 KB)
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South elevation, view northeast
South elevation, view northeast (JPEG Image, 142.68 KB)
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Stairway at south elevation, east abutment, view east
Stairway at south elevation, east abutment, view east (JPEG Image, 112.93 KB)
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T-beam detail, center span, view southwest
T-beam detail, center span, view southwest (JPEG Image, 144.36 KB)
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Roadway and south parapet, view southwest
Roadway and south parapet, view southwest (JPEG Image, 101.19 KB)
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Roadway, view northwest
Roadway, view northwest (JPEG Image, 121.94 KB)
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Roadway, view east
Roadway, view east (JPEG Image, 130.79 KB)
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Electrification shield, south parapet, view southwest
Electrification shield, south parapet, view southwest (JPEG Image, 108.85 KB)
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Detail of bridge deck access to stairway, south parapet, view southwest
Detail of bridge deck access to stairway, south parapet, view southwest (JPEG Image, 175.11 KB)
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Identification tile at southeast end panel
Identification tile at southeast end panel (JPEG Image, 122.48 KB)
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Identification tile at northwest end panel
Identification tile at northwest end panel (JPEG Image, 163.05 KB)
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Identification tile at southwest end panel
Identification tile at southwest end panel (JPEG Image, 163.95 KB)
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Grade crossing before construction, view easterly toward Kingston Village DPW Photo March 30, 1935
Grade crossing before construction, view easterly toward Kingston Village DPW Photo March 30, 1935 (JPEG Image, 76.38 KB)
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Access road and north elevation of bridge as built DPW Photo, November 9, 1936
Access road and north elevation of bridge as built DPW Photo, November 9, 1936 (JPEG Image, 99.14 KB)
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Train approaching bridge from south, south elevation DPW Photo, undated, ca. 1937
Train approaching bridge from south, south elevation DPW Photo, undated, ca. 1937 (JPEG Image, 72.33 KB)
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Location Plan. DPW, Division of Roads and Bridges, November 15, 1935
Location Plan. DPW, Division of Roads and Bridges, November 15, 1935 (JPEG Image, 8.14 MB)
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General Plan. DPW, Division of Roads and Bridges, November 15, 1935
General Plan. DPW, Division of Roads and Bridges, November 15, 1935 (JPEG Image, 7.61 MB)
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Grade Plan. DPW, Division of Roads and Bridges, November 15, 1935
Grade Plan. DPW, Division of Roads and Bridges, November 15, 1935 (JPEG Image, 6.63 MB)
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Title:
Historic Resources Archive Documentation of Kingston Station Railroad Bridge No. 372
Date:
2014-2015
Description:

Records consist of one (1) final copy (on archival materials) of the RI Historic Resources Archive Documentation that was prepared for the Kingston Station Railroad Bridge No. 372 by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s consultant, Edward Connors and Associates.

Kingston Station Railroad Bridge No. 372 is significant on the local level under National Register Criterion A for its association with the Emergency Relief Act of 1935, a major public relief program of the Great Depression. An important aspect of this program was the elimination of dangerous grade crossings in the early years of the automobile era. It is also significant for its association with the development of West Kingston Village and its location at a former grade crossing of Kingstown Road and the tracks of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad.

Kingston Station Railroad Bridge No. 372 is significant on the state level under National Register Criterion C as the only example of a multi-span state highway bridge incorporating combined reinforced concrete T-beam and concrete-encased steel beam construction. The bridge was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places through consensus between the Rhode Island State Historic Preservation Office (RISHPO) and the FHWA on July 30, 2012.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), is developing design plans for replacement of Kingston Station Railroad Bridge No. 372. The structure has been found to be structurally deficient and has been proposed for replacement. The current condition of the bridge requires interim repairs until the design for final replacement has been completed. Prior to these repairs, RIDOT and RISHPO have requested RIHRA documentation.

Photographs of Kingston Station Railroad Bridge (State Bridge No. 372)

South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Photographer: Aaron Usher

May 2014

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2015-07
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