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Main Street Bridge, Main Street (State Route 138) over New Haven Railr, South Kingstown, Washington County, RI



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Location
Main Street (State Route 138) over New Haven Railr, South Kingstown, RI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER RI-47
Building/structure dates: 1936 initial construction
Significance: The Main Street Bridge is significant as an example of the standardized concrete bridge design and replacement program 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 Main Street Bridge is also evidence of the creation of, and improvements to, Rhode Island's state highway transportation system, as well as railroad-related highway improvements, brought about by the emergence of the automobile and the resultant growth of the urban environment.

Related Names
Rhode Island Board Of Public Roads
Hussey, Clarence L.
Bethlehem Steel Company
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Adams, Virginia H., Historian
Kierstead, Matthew A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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