Rhode Island Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Rhode Island bridges: 171
  • Bridges with photos: 75 (43.9%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 60 (35.1%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 171 (100.0%)

  • Total photos: 380

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 141 (82.5% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 53 (37.6% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 57 (40.4% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 141 (100.0% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 30 (17.5% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 21 (70.0% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 30 (100.0% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Washington Bridge (Older) 39-04-01x (Providence County, built 1793, replaced by new bridge)
  2. Amtrak - Shore Access Road Arch (Kent County, built 1837, open to traffic)
  3. Amtrak - King Street Overpass (Kent County, built 1837, open to traffic)
  4. Branch River Bridge (Providence County, built 1855, open to traffic)
  5. Main Street Bridge (Providence County, built 1858, open to traffic)
  6. Pascoag River Bridge (Providence County, built 1865, open to traffic)
  7. NH - India Point Bridge (Old) (Providence County, built 1867, replaced by new bridge)
  8. Henderson Bridge (Old) (Providence County, built 1872, replaced by new bridge)
  9. Smith Street Bridge (Providence County, built 1872, replaced by new bridge)
  10. PW - Happy Hollow Pond Bridge (Providence County, built 1874, open to traffic)

By Design

  • Arch: 79 (46.2%)
    • Deck arch: 78 (45.6%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 6 (3.5%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 5 (2.9%)
      • Steel arch: 1 (0.6%)
      • Stone arch: 21 (12.3%)
    • Through arch: 1 (0.6%)
      • Concrete through arch: 1 (0.6%)

  • Beam: 19 (11.1%)
    • Stringer: 11 (6.4%)
      • Steel stringer: 3 (1.8%)
      • Timber stringer: 8 (4.7%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 5 (2.9%)

  • Culvert: 2 (1.2%)
    • Stone culvert: 1 (0.6%)

  • Girder: 19 (11.1%)
    • Deck girder: 13 (7.6%)
      • Deck plate girder: 13 (7.6%)
    • Pony/through girder: 5 (2.9%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 4 (2.3%)

  • Other: 3 (1.8%)

  • Slab: 1 (0.6%)

  • Suspension: 2 (1.2%)
    • Wire suspension: 2 (1.2%)

  • Truss: 44 (25.7%)
    • Deck truss: 3 (1.8%)
      • Double-intersection Warren deck truss: 1 (0.6%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 2 (1.2%)
    • Pony truss: 14 (8.2%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 1 (0.6%)
      • Lenticular pony truss: 3 (1.8%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 10 (5.8%)
    • Through truss: 27 (15.8%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 1 (0.6%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 4 (2.3%)
      • Howe through truss: 1 (0.6%)
      • Parker through truss: 1 (0.6%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 1 (0.6%)
      • Pratt through truss: 10 (5.8%)
      • Warren through truss: 4 (2.3%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 3 (1.8%)

    • Tunnel: 1 (0.6%)

    • Unknown: 1 (0.6%)