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Amtrak - King Street Overpass

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Northeast Corridor bridge over King Street facing west, May 2017

A double-arch stone bridge that carries the Northeast Corridor over King Street in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, seen in May 2017. The bridge, built in 1837, is among the oldest railway bridges in the United States.

Photo by Pi.1415926535

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

View this photo at Wikimedia Commons

BH Photo #472536

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Street View 

Description 

The town center of East Greenwich is significant as a concentrated, well-preserved collection of resources associated with the development of the Town of East Greenwich from its founding in the mid-seventeenth century to about 1935. Established initially as a small mercantile center to support the surrounding farms, East Greenwich grew into one of the state's leading trade and shipbuilding centers, and became the county seat of Kent County in 1750. The district contains a variety of building types and designs that reflect the various periods of the town's development and provide a wealth of information about Rhode Island's mercantile and architectural history. The East Greenwich Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

-- Historic American Buildings Survey

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over King Street on Amtrak Northeast Corridor
Location
East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1837
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- New York, Providence & Boston Railroad (NYP&B)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66234, -71.44665   (decimal degrees)
41°39'44" N, 71°26'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/296299/4615179 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Greenwich
Inventory number
BH 65430 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2020: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • August 20, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • January 11, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Luke
  • HAER RI-19 - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between CT & MA state lines, Providence, Providence County, RI
  • HABS RI-404 - East Greenwich, Roughly bounded by Division, Water, London, & Peirce Streets, East Greenwich, Kent County, RI