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Greenwood Railroad Bridge, Post Road (U.S. Route 1) & Main Avenue over New Haven Railroad, Warwick, Kent County, RI

Greenwood Railroad Bridge, Post Road (U.S. Route 1) & Main Avenue over New Haven Railroad, Warwick, Kent County, RI

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Summary

Significance: The Greenwood Railroad Bridge is significant as an example of the standardized approach to concrete bridge design and replacement 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 hybridized bridge construction. The Greenwood Railroad 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 growth of the urban environment.
Survey number: HAER RI-49
Building/structure dates: 1930 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Rhode Island Board of Public Roads
Hussey, Clarence L
Public Archeology Laboratory, Incorporated, contractor
Meyer, Lauren, transmitter
Brewster, Robert, photographer
Adams, Virginia H, historian
Kierstead, Matthew A, historian
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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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