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Rawson Road Bridge

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Rawson Road Bridge

Bridge as it appears of 2010. Note that it is much wider than a Pony Truss of that size would mormally be. Outside of that, he bridge looks real.

Photo taken by Gary H Phillips in February 2010

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BH Photo #155813

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Description 

There is another bridge which is in addition to the one over Abbott Run. It is to cross the mill stream from Abbott Run. This too was preserved and upgraded in 2008. This was and still is a rather cute little structure.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Abbott Run on Rawson Road in Cumberland
Location
Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Bridge has been upgraded in circa 2008. Original Pony Trusses have been preserved. Bridge deck was widened. Structure is now closely spaced "I" Beams with 12" x 12" timbers laid across.
History
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1950, rehabilitated/upgraded in 2008
Builders
- Aetna Bridge (reconstruction)
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts (original construction)
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 58.1 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.96253, -71.38772   (decimal degrees)
41°57'45" N, 71°23'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/302132/4648373 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pawtucket
Inventory numbers
RI 4600 (Rhode Island bridge number)
BH 31951 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
1,800

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2014: New Street View added by Chester Gehman
  • February 21, 2010: Updated by Gary H Phillips: Bridge preserved, upgraded in circa 2008

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Sources 

  • Gary H Phillips - gary [at] ghpassociates [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com