Image of the Crawford Street Bridge located in Providence, Rhode Island.
The original Crawford Street Bridge was built in 1873. Beginning in 1930 it was rebuilt with 8 interconnecting bridges eventually covering more than 3 acres.
In 1988 the Guinness Book of World Records recognizing it as the world’s widest bridge at approximately 1,150 feet. In 2000 the Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation, at the request of then-State Representative Cicilline, Representative Paul Moura, and Representative Thomas Slater, formally changing the name of the bridge from the Crawford Street Bridge to the Robert E. Rowan, P.E. Bridge (RIGL 24-12-58
Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Report of the Commission on the Relocation of Monuments in the City of Providence, Made to the General Assembly at its January Session, 1908, 1908Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., c. 1918-1919