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Court Street Bridge, Court Street spanning Blackstone River & Truman Drive, Woonsocket, Providence County, RI

Court Street Bridge, Court Street spanning Blackstone River & Truman Drive, Woonsocket, Providence County, RI

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Summary

Significance: The Court Street Bridge is a rare example of a late 19th century steel deck truss. The bridge embodies the following distinctive characteristics of the period: Pratt design, fabrication by an independent bridge building company, and pinned connections. It is also an example of material innovation, employing steel, concrete and natural asphalt at an early period in their use. This structure, the city's first major engineering project, was built by the newly-established City of Woonsocket at a time of great civic and industrial growth. It was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places on January 10, 1989 and is an inventoried, contributing resource of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BRVNHC).
Survey number: HAER RI-45
Building/structure dates: 1894-1895 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Sweet, Arthur
Aifson, Mary, transmitter
Usher, Aaron, photographer
Edward Connors & Associates, historian
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Location

Woonsocket (R.I.)42.00264, -71.51287
Google Map of 42.00263899999999, -71.5128697
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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