Stillwater Road Bridge (Original Location)
The Stillwater Road Bridge No. 949 is an excellent example of a nineteenth century lenticular wrought-iron truss bridge. The lenticular truss was a patented design built exclusively by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut. Of the more than half dozen Berlin Iron Bridge Company bridges erected in Rhode Island only two are extant. This is the only surviving lenticular highway truss; the other lenticular truss bridge is the Interlaken Mill Bridge (c.1885) in the Town of Coventry. The Stillwater Road Bridge exhibits such early characteristics as patented truss configuration, pinned connections and light and narrow proportions. Original intact features include the trusses and floor system. The bridge was determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places on January 10, 1989.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lenticular pony truss bridge over Woonasquatucket River on Stillwater Road in Smithfield
- Providence County, Rhode Island
- Relocated to Valley Falls, RI
- Built 1886
- - Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
- Lenticular pony truss
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.88928, -71.50564 (decimal degrees)
41°53'21" N, 71°30'20" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 19/292121/4640518 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- RI 9490 (Rhode Island bridge number)
BH 31959 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 13, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected build date from 1885 to 1886.
- March 3, 2015: HAER photos posted by Ian Martin
- HAER RI-25 - Stillwater Road Bridge, Spanning Woonasquatucket River at Stillwater Road, Smithfield, Providence County, RI
- Nathan Holth