Rating:
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Arkwright Bridge

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Builders Plate

Photo taken by James F. Gentner in April 2010

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BH Photo #160206

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over North Branch Pawtuxet River on Hill Street in Coventry
Location
Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island
Status
Closed to vehicular traffic.
History
Built 1888 by Dean & Westbrook; rehabilitated 1980, 1998; Closed to traffic 2011
Builder
- Dean & Westbrook of New York, New York
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss with Phoenix columns.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 127.0 ft.
Total length: 128.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 1978
Also called
North Branch Pawtuxet River Bridge
Interlaken Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.73048, -71.54645   (decimal degrees)
41°43'50" N, 71°32'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/288213/4622986 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crompton
Inventory numbers
RI 8420 (Rhode Island bridge number)
NRHP 78000061 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 31894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
910

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 14, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • June 16, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added pictures. Noted dates of closure and an earlier rehab
  • August 20, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Corrected name, added NRHP # and date
  • March 1, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected county
  • October 5, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now closed to traffic.
  • April 1, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge information.
  • April 1, 2010: New photos from James F. Gentner
  • March 31, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View and Corrected GPS and Bridge Name.

Sources 

Comments 

Interlaken Mill Bridge
Posted April 1, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I am accustomed to visiting through truss bridges and having clearance signs placed on top of plaques by agencies who could care less about historic bridges. However I find it strange that a historical society would plaster their sign right on top of the plaque. Dean and Westbrook plaques are among the most unusual and beautiful bridge plaques ever encountered. They should not be covered up!

Interpretive signage that identifies a historic bridge is important, but it is clear that such a sign could have been placed someplace more tasteful.

Interlaken Mill Bridge
Posted March 31, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Looks like a Dean and Westbrook Phoenix Column bridge to me.