Hunt River Road Bridge, Hunt River Road (Post Road-U.S. Route 1) over New , North Kingstown, Washington County, RI
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Hunt River Road (Post Road-U.S. Route 1) over New, North Kingstown, RI
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER RI-48
Building/structure dates: 1930 initial construction
Significance: The Hunt River Road Bridge is a significant example of standardized concrete bridge design initiated by Rhode Island Bridge Engineer Clarence L. Hussey during the 1920s, and is also significant as a well-preserved example of early twentieth-century hybrid bridge construction. The Hunt River Road Bridge is also evidence of the creation and improvement of Rhode Island's state highway system, as well as railroad-related highway improvements, brought about by the emergence of the automobile and growth of the urban environment.
Rhode Island State Board Of Public Roads
Lewis F. Shoemaker Bridge Company
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Adams, Virginia H., Historian
Kierstead, Matthew A., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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