Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

1983

Description

The Point Street Bridge spans the Providence River connecting Wickenden Street with Davol Place. The bridge was built in 1872 as part of a major urban renewal which also included street and highway improvements. The Industrial Trust Building seen mid-left in this photo is a well-known facet of the Providence skyline, as it was for over twenty years the tallest building in New England.

Notes

Bibliography: "City Archives." City of Providence, 2017, www.providenceri.com/archives/history/city-history?page=0,6. Accessed 19 Jan. 2017. Woodward, William McKenzie. PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture. Providence Preservation Society, 2003. pp. 101-102.

Creator 1 Role

photographer

Building Type

Bridge

Themes

Urban Geography

Subject Headings

Providence, RI -- Buildings, structures, etc; Bridges -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Harbors -- Rhode Island -- Providence;

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

Point St. Bridge

Keywords

downtown, cityscape, financial district, bridges, harbors, Point Street Bridge

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