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Atwells Avenue Bridge

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RI 09M 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in June 2017

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BH Photo #398116

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Woonasquatucket River on Atwells Avenue, oldest surviving metal bridge in the state.
Location
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1875; rehabilitated 1992
Builders
- Charles Macdonald
- Delaware Bridge Co.
Design
Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 45.9 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Woonasquatucket River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.82453, -71.43827   (decimal degrees)
41°49'28" N, 71°26'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/297507/4633167 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
RI 9750 (Rhode Island bridge number)
BH 65294 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2016)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 79.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
11,514

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2017: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added builder, bridge design
  • January 5, 2015: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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