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Crawford Street Bridge

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Title

Crawford Street Bridge

Subject

Providence (R.I.)

Description

Image of the Crawford Street Bridge 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).

Source

Preston Collection C#858

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

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 April 16, 2014).