Main Street Bridge (Pawtucket, Rhode Island)

The Main Street Bridge is an historic bridge carrying Main Street over the Pawtucket Falls in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The oldest portion of this bridge consists of two flattened-arch spans, each about 40 feet (12 m) in length, with a total bridge length of 110 feet (34 m). The bridge has been widened twice to accommodate increased traffic; the most recent widening was in the 1960s, when concrete abutments were added to the south, and the added section completed with I-beams. The bridge, built in 1858, is believed to be the oldest highway bridge in active use in the state.[2]

Main Street Bridge
Main Street Bridge (Pawtucket, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
Main Street Bridge (Pawtucket, Rhode Island)
Main Street Bridge (Pawtucket, Rhode Island) is located in the United States
Main Street Bridge (Pawtucket, Rhode Island)
LocationPawtucket, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°52′35″N 71°23′2″W / 41.87639°N 71.38389°W / 41.87639; -71.38389
ArchitectSamuel Cushing, Luther Kingsley
MPSPawtucket MRA
NRHP reference No.83003832 [1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1983

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Historic Resources of Pawtucket (PDF pages 109-110)" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-17.