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



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

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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