Main Street Bridge Pawtucket

The Main Street Bridge in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is an historic bridge carrying Main Street over the Pawtucket Falls. The oldest portion of this bridge consists of two flattened-arch spans, each about 40 feet (12 m) in length, with a total bridge length of 110 feet (34 m). The bridge has been widened twice to accommodate increased traffic. The bridge, built in 1858, is believed to be the oldest highway bridge in active use in the state and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This was a very tricky perspective looking down the falls that are under the bridge. Moving water is always difficult to portray and I am off on the top of the bridge that was actually close to eye level. Pitt black pens with Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2015-08-25 Pawtucket Bridge


3 thoughts on “Main Street Bridge Pawtucket

  1. Lisa Jacques August 26, 2015 / 9:00 am

    Nicely done Wayne!!


  2. rebecca August 27, 2015 / 3:01 am

    widened twice! wow….I like the treatment of water, and nice work to keep the whites for the splashes.


  3. waynejacques August 29, 2015 / 6:21 am

    Thanks Rebecca. I think moving water is a challenge but I am happy with how it turned out.


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