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Ashton Viaduct

Photos 

Blackstone / Route 116

Road surface of bridge

Photo taken by Gary H Phillips in February 2010

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BH Photo #155908

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Description 

This bridge was totally closed for a number of years while it was restored. It appears they have copied it perfectly right down to the curved exit that isn't used.

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Blackstone River on RI 116
Location
Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1945; reconstructed 2000
Design
Bridge was restored as the original, and nicely done too.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 873.1 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Also called
Blackstone River Bridge Route 116 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.93814, -71.43406   (decimal degrees)
41°56'17" N, 71°26'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/298214/4645772 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pawtucket
Inventory numbers
RI 2750 (Rhode Island bridge number)
BH 44203 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
11,212

Update Log 

  • June 28, 2015: Updated by Ian Martin: Added HAER photos and added common name
  • February 21, 2010: Added by Gary H Phillips

Sources 

  • Gary H Phillips - gary [at] ghpassociates [dot] com
  • HAER RI-43 - Ashton Viaduct, State Route 116 (Washington Highway) spanning Blackstone River, Blackstone Canal, & Providence & Worcester Railroad, Ashton, Providence County, RI
  • Ian Martin