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.

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

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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