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Exchange Bridge, Spanning Providence River, Providence, Providence County, RI



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Item Title
Exchange Bridge, Spanning Providence River, Providence, Providence County, RI

Location
Spanning Providence River, Providence, RI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER RI-17
Building/structure dates: 1896 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1904 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1985 demolished
Significance: This is an interesting example of a small-scale bridge that played a role in the late 19th century development of Providence, Rhode Island. It is scheduled for removal in 1985.

Subjects
Agriculture
Civil Engineering
Steel Girder Bridges


Related Names
Norton Iron Company
Reilly, John B.
Douglass, W. B.
Charles A. Maguire & Associates
Louis F. Shoemaker & Company
Gucfa, William, Photographer
Malone, Dr. Patrick M., Photographer
McDonough, Mark, Historian
Malone, Dr. Patrick M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. BRIDGE LOOKING SOUTH SHOWING SURROUNDINGS AND ELEVATION OF ONE LATTICE GIRDER
2. LATTICE GIRDER, JUNCTION BETWEEN GIRDERS, AND MASONRY PIER
3. URBAN SETTING, PARTIAL CONCEALMENT OF BRIDGE
4. DETAIL OF LATTICE GIRDER SHOWING STRUCTURE, ORNAMENTATION, AND DETERIORATION
5. SURVIVING POST OF ORIGINAL ORNAMENTAL RAILING, EASTERN CORNER OF BRIDGE
6. NEARBY POST AND RAILING OF TYPE ORIGINALLY ON THE EXCHANGE BRIDGE (see photograph RI-17-7 for original plan)
7. PHOTOCOPY OF LINEN DRAWING OF 'EXCHANGE BRIDGE OVER THE PROVIDENCE RIVER, IRON WORK,' DRAWING #024247, CITY ENGINEER'S OFFICE, JULY 26, 1895. NOW ON FILE IN THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
8. PHOTOCOPY OF LINEN DRAWING OF 'EXCHANGE BRIDGE OVER THE PROVIDENCE RIVER, OUTSIDE LATTICE GIRDER,' DRAWING #25033, CITY ENGINEER'S OFFICE, APRIL 3, 1896. NOW ON FILE IN THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS


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