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New Shoreham Bridge

Photos 

General View, View Northwest

Photo taken by Aaron Usher for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #310588

Map 

Description 

The New Shoreham Bridge is the earliest intact example of a reinforced concrete T-beam bridge in Rhode Island. Built under the adverse conditions of isolated location, material scarcity due to World War I, and unfavorable weather; the bridge was designed by Clarene Hussey, the first State Bridge Engineer of the Rhode Island State Board of Public Roads and nationally-recognized authority on bridge engineering. It was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1992 through consensus between the RISHPO and the Federal Highway Administration.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over Harbor Pond on Beach Avenue
Location
Washington County, Rhode Island
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1917; Replaced 1997
Builder
- Clarence Hussey (Designer)
Design
Tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 26.9 ft.
Total length: 27.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.17884, -71.56607   (decimal degrees)
41°10'44" N, 71°33'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/284764/4561784 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Block Island
Inventory numbers
RI 1400 (Rhode Island bridge number)
BH 65087 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1995)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 35.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
100

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Removed street view bridge replaced 1997
  • January 5, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 27, 2014: Added by Dave King

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