Ashton Viaduct No. 275

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Ashton Viaduct No. 275


Image of the Ashton Viaduct No. 275 looking north.

Excerpt from the Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey, Engineering Record, Landscapes Survey:
The Ashton Viaduct is one of the State of Rhode Island's largest engineering projects. It is a fine example of open spandrel design and, as the northern terminus of the Washington Highway, an important link in the state's highway system of the post-World War II era. The Ashton Viaduct is an inventoried contributing resource of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, spanning both the river and the Blackstone Canal Historic District. It is also adjacent to the Ashton (Cumberland) and Old Ashton (Lincoln) Historic Districts. It was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places on January 10, 1989.

See also:

Records Created by Rhode Island. Department of Transportation.

Historic Resources Archive

Archaeology Series

Bridge negatives and microfilm

Bridge Construction photo albums (DOT7.1.12), 1999-2003

Rhode Island: An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites

Historic Highway Bridges of Rhode Island


Accession: 1996-94


Rhode Island State Archives


c. 1941-45


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Rhode Island. Department of Transportation., "Ashton Viaduct No. 275," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #709, (accessed August 24, 2019).