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Washington Bridge - Swing Truss

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Washington Bridge - Swing Truss

looking north in 1921; Washington Bridge is second from bottom

Photo from Providence Journal files

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #471281

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Seekonk River on Taunton Avenue
Location
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Status
Replaced by a new bridge in 1930
History
Built 1885
Design
Through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81870, -71.38679   (decimal degrees)
41°49'07" N, 71°23'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/301765/4632400 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89163 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,443)
Built 1885 (173)
Built during 1880s (1,963)
Lost (24,204)
Lost 1930 (72)
Lost during 1930s (596)
Movable (2,929)
Owned by city (5,278)
Providence County, Rhode Island (114)
Providence, Rhode Island (27)
Replaced by new bridge (16,156)
Rhode Island (192)
Swing (1,423)
Through truss (14,893)
Truss (32,516)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 30, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Douglas Butler