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NH - India Point Bridge

Photos 

View Of Bridge From Interstate 195 (Washington Bridge) Looking Southwest

Photo taken by Robert Brewster for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #289405

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The India Point Railroad Bridge is one of 25 surviving swing bridges in southern New England, and one of three in Rhode Island. It is an example of early-twentieth-century bridge truss design in a moveable-span bridge, a type of public works improvement common in the late nineteenth century when rivers were crossed by numerous highway and railroad bridges. It was fabricated by the Boston Bridge Works, the dominant New England bridge building company at the turn of the century, which used an image of this bridge in their advertising as a typical example of their capabilities.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Seekonk River on NYNH&H Fox Point Branch (abandoned)
Location
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Status
Partially Demolished
History
Built 1903, abandoned 1974, movable span removed early 2000s
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroad
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 223.0 ft.
Total length: 395.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.81704, -71.38741   (decimal degrees)
41°49'01" N, 71°23'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/301708/4632217 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 61994 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • September 11, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • July 26, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • July 26, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder
  • July 26, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 26, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • HAER RI-54 - India Point Railroad Bridge, Spanning Seekonk River between Providence & East Providence, Providence, Providence County, RI
  • Douglas Butler
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke