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Shea Bridge

Stillwater Road Bridge

Shea Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 28, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pedestrian Walkway Over Mill Race
Location
Cumberland: Providence County, Rhode Island: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1886 By Builder/Contractor: Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1994
Main Span Length
49 Feet (15 Meters)
Structure Length
50 Feet (15 Meters)
Roadway Width
22 Feet (6.71 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This is one of two surviving lenticular truss bridges in the state. This is one of the smallest lenticular pony truss bridges in the country, it is only a 50 foot span with only three panels. The bridge was originally located at 41.88928, -71.50564 on Stillwater Road over Woonasquatucket River in Smithfield. It was closed to traffic in 1987 and relocated here to Valley Falls Heritage Park in 1994.

Above: Bridge shown in previous location. Photo Credit: Historic American Engineering Record

Above: Bridge shown in previous location. Photo Credit: Historic American Engineering Record

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