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Department of Transportation Bridge Section records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1636-999

Scope and Contents

Records include field notes and data of bridges throughout the state. Also includes correspondence, daily reports, blueprints, lantern slides, test reports and bridge files.


  • Creation: 1916-1972

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Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

The Department of Transportation is responsible for the implementation of both short and long-term transportation improvements for the State of Rhode Island. Included in this effort is the maintenance of over 1,300 miles of roadways, 750 bridges and over 800 traffic signalization systems. The Department is also responsible for maintaining a continuing comprehensive transportation program by coordinating and performing planning functions for all modes of transportation.The mission of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is to provide a safe, efficient, effective, environmentally, aesthetically and culturally sensitive intermodal transportation network that offers a variety of convenient, cost-effective mobility opportunities for people and the movement of goods supporting economic development and improved quality of life.

Bridge Maintnenace - Addresses bridge repairs on a day-to-day basis including deck and joint repairs, masonry repairs, cleaning, and other work, which generally is in urgent need of attention.


26.40 Cubic Feet (25 record cartons)


Records of the Bridge Section of the Department of Transportation and predecessor agencies.

Rhode Island Digital Archives


No accruals are anticipated at this time.

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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA