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Amtrak - Blackstone River Bridge

Photos 

South Elevation, Looking Northwest

Photo taken by Robert Brewster for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #310015

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Erected in 1897, the five-span, 376-foot Blackstone River Railroad Bridge carries both main line tracks of the Amtrak Northeast Corridor over the Blackstone River and Branch Street. This riveted steel-plate girder deck bridge is a significant engineering structure as it is a large and relatively early example of this type of bridge and is also the longest railroad bridge of this type in Rhode Island.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Blackstone River and Branch Street on Amtrak Northeast Corridor
Location
Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1897
Builder
- Edgemoor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Boston & Providence Railroad (B&P)
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 95.0 ft.
Total length: 376.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89280, -71.38139   (decimal degrees)
41°53'34" N, 71°22'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/302441/4640616 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 64966 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • HAER RI-52 - Blackstone River Railroad Bridge, New Haven Railroad over Blackstone River & Branch Street, Pawtucket, Providence County, RI