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East Side Railroad Tunnel, Benefit Street to Seekonk River, Providence, Providence County, RI



B&W Photos

HB1031372
Looking East, Toward West Portal During Viaduct Demolition

HB1031373
Looking South Of Viaduct Remains Over Canal Street

HB1031374
Looking East Of Viaduct Remains, Concrete Embankment Leads To Tunnel Portal

HB1031375
Looking West From Canal Street

HB1031376
Looking East, During Demolition

HB1031377
View From West Portal Toward Union Station

HB1031378
West Portal


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Item Title


Location
Benefit Street to Seekonk River, Providence, RI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER RI-29
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1938 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1982 subsequent work
Significance: The tunnel and viaduct connected all railroad traffic from Fall River, Massachusetts, and the eastern shore of the Narragansett Bay with the main shoreline route of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. The East Side Tunnel viaduct is the eastern end of the Union Station Viaduct.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Railroad Bridges
Railroad Tunnels


Related Names
Providence & Worcester Railroad
New York, New Haven, & Hartford Railroad
Gagel, Edward
Barrett, William E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING EAST, TOWARD WEST PORTAL DURING VIADUCT DEMOLITION
2. LOOKING SOUTH OF VIADUCT REMAINS OVER CANAL STREET
3. LOOKING EAST OF VIADUCT REMAINS, CONCRETE EMBANKMENT LEADS TO TUNNEL PORTAL
4. LOOKING WEST FROM CANAL STREET
5. LOOKING EAST, DURING DEMOLITION
6. VIEW FROM WEST PORTAL TOWARD UNION STATION
7. WEST PORTAL


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