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Francis Street Bridge, Beneath Providence Union Station & Viaduct, Providence, Providence County, RI



B&W Photos

HB1031548
Looking South Beneath Union Station And Viaduct

HB1031549
South On Main Roadway

HB1031550
Substructure, Steel Columns Separate Traffic

HB1031551
Substructure, Stairs To Section Platforms Are Behind Fencing

HB1031552
Substructure, Area Under Station

HB1031553
Stairs To Section Platforms

HB1031554
Passageway To Pavilion Station Building

HB1031555
Connection Detail Showing Brick Vaulting And Decorative Treatment Of Brackets

HB1031556
Connection Detail

HB1031557
Connection Detail

HB1031558
Connection With Abutment, Showing Corrugated Steel Decking

HB1031559
Connection Detail

HB1031560
Detail Of Corrugated Flooring


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Beneath Providence Union Station & Viaduct, Providence, RI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER RI-33
Building/structure dates: 1894 initial construction
Significance: The bridge is historically significant as part of the station viaduct which contributed to the regional rail transportation network. Unique construction techniques make the structure significant for its engineering.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Steel Girder Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Amtrak
Boston Bridge Works
New York, New Haven, & Hartford Railroad
Barrett, William E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING SOUTH BENEATH UNION STATION AND VIADUCT
2. SOUTH ON MAIN ROADWAY
3. SUBSTRUCTURE, STEEL COLUMNS SEPARATE TRAFFIC
4. SUBSTRUCTURE, STAIRS TO SECTION PLATFORMS ARE BEHIND FENCING
5. SUBSTRUCTURE, AREA UNDER STATION
6. STAIRS TO SECTION PLATFORMS
7. PASSAGEWAY TO PAVILION STATION BUILDING
8. CONNECTION DETAIL SHOWING BRICK VAULTING AND DECORATIVE TREATMENT OF BRACKETS
9. CONNECTION DETAIL
10. CONNECTION DETAIL
11. CONNECTION WITH ABUTMENT, SHOWING CORRUGATED STEEL DECKING
12. CONNECTION DETAIL
13. DETAIL OF CORRUGATED FLOORING


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