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Crawford Street Bridge

Description

Image of the Crawford Street Bridge located in Providence, Rhode Island.

The original Crawford Street Bridge was built in 1873. Beginning in 1930 it was rebuilt with 8 interconnecting bridges eventually covering more than 3 acres.
In 1988 the Guinness Book of World Records recognizing it as the world’s widest bridge at approximately 1,150 feet. In 2000 the Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation, at the request of then-State Representative Cicilline, Representative Paul Moura, and Representative Thomas Slater, formally changing the name of the bridge from the Crawford Street Bridge to the Robert E. Rowan, P.E. Bridge (RIGL 24-12-58).

See also:
Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930

Report of the Commission on the Relocation of Monuments in the City of Providence, Made to the General Assembly at its January Session, 1908, 1908

Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission:  Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982

Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., c. 1918-1919

Source

C#858

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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Original Format

photo

Citation

"Crawford Street Bridge," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #202, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/202 (accessed July 30, 2014).