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Main Street Bridge, Main Street (State Route 138) over New Haven Railroad, West Kingston, Washington County, RI

Main Street Bridge, Main Street (State Route 138) over New Haven Railroad, West Kingston, Washington County, RI

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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.
Survey number: HAER RI-47
Building/structure dates: 1936 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 83003832

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