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Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Steeple Street

History of the World's Widest Bridge

 
 
Steeple Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 19, 2020
1. Steeple Street Marker
Inscription.  
[The marker shows the width of the bridge at several points in history:]
1816 - 1843
1844 - 1890
1891 - 1987

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 41° 49.623′ N, 71° 24.601′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is at the intersection of Steeple Street (U.S. 44) and Canal Walk on Steeple Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Canal Street, Providence RI 02903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Moshassuck River (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Steeple Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woonasquatucket River (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Street (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Steeple Street Complex (within shouting distance of this marker);
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The First Baptist Meetinghouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Providence Preservation Organizations (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Sep. 25, 2022