Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

1-1-1987

Description

This aerial shows the way in which I-95 bisects the Financial District of downtown from Federal Hill and the West Side of Providence. Overpasses from top to bottom include Broadway, Washington Street, Westminster Sreet, Broad Street, and Pine Street (no longer extant). Construction of I-95 was completed in 1965, amidst the establishment of the High Speed Ground Transportation Act and the construction of I-195, both major influences on transportation networking, tourism, and commerce for Downtown Providence. I-95 has changed drastically over the years yet still connects and disconnects areas of Providence from each other.

Notes

Bibliography: Leazes, Francis J. and Mark T. Motte, Providence, the Renaissance City. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004, p. 39.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Highway

Themes

Transportation

Subject Headings

Aerial photography in land use -- Rhode Island -- Providence; United States Highway 95 (Providence, RI); Roads -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Providence, RI -- Buildings, structures, etc Urban Development

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

aerials, highways, Providence, I-95, land use

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