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White Rock Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken April 1994 by Wayne Fleming for the Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #108768

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through and pony truss bridge over Pawcatuck River on Bridge Road/White Rock Road at Westerly
Location
Washington County, Rhode Island
Status
Open for Pedestrian Use
History
Built 1906 by the National Construction Co.; railroad discontinued 1922; bridge closed to all traffic in 1976
Builder
- National Construction & Equipment Co. of New York, New York
Railroads
- Interurban
- Norwich & Westerly Railway
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 126.0 ft.
Total length: 234.0 ft.
Deck width: 9.8 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to a designated historic district on the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.39754, -71.84197   (decimal degrees)
41°23'51" N, 71°50'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/262415/4586787 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ashaway
Inventory numbers
RI 652 (Rhode Island bridge number)
BH 31979 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2009)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
1

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Preserved"
  • January 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "railroad", "Rail-and-Road", "Interurban", "Norwich & Westerly Railway"
  • August 14, 2013: New photos from C Hanchey
  • February 1, 2011: Updated by J.P.: bridge open to pedestrians
  • September 15, 2006: Posted HAER photos

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER RI-39 - White Rock Bridge, Spanning Pawcatuck River & White Rock Canal, Westerly, Washington, RI
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke