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Washington Bridge (Older) 39-04-01x

Photo 

Old Washington Bridge, East Providence, RI

W.R. Wright

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BH Photo #314887

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Covered Through truss bridge over Seekonk on I-195
Location
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1793; Damaged in storm 1867; Replaced 1885
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81921, -71.38669   (decimal degrees)
41°49'09" N, 71°23'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/301774/4632457 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Providence
Inventory numbers
WGCB 39-04-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 65789 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2015: Added by Dave King

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Comments 

Washington Bridge (Older) 39-04-01x
Posted December 7, 2017, by Anonymous

This bridge, even though it is located where present-day I-195 goes, it did not carry I-195, mostly for the reason that interstates didn't exist until the 1950's, over 60 years after this bridge's demise. If it did once carry an interstate, that would be highly illogical and dangerous!