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PW - East Side Railroad Tunnel

Photos 

View From West Portal Toward Union Station

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #289359

Map 

Description 

The tunnel and viaduct connected all railroad traffic from Fall River, Massachusetts, and the eastern shore of the Narragansett Bay with the main shoreline route of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. The East Side Tunnel viaduct is the eastern end of the Union Station Viaduct.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel under College Hill on P&W East Providence Branch (abandoned)
Location
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1909
Railroads
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Providence & Worcester Railroad (PW)
Design
Concrete-lined Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.82798, -71.40828   (decimal degrees)
41°49'41" N, 71°24'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/300009/4633480 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Providence
Inventory number
BH 61963 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • HAER RI-29 - East Side Railroad Tunnel, Benefit Street to Seekonk River, Providence, Providence County, RI