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Carlton Bridge

   


Carlton Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: August 21. 2011
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Key Facts

Location
Bath: Sagadahoc County, Maine
Structure Type
Metal 9 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Movable: Vertical Lift and Approach Spans: Metal 12 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1926 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: J. A. L. Waddell

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1976
Main Span Length
330 Feet (100.6 Meters)
Structure Length
3098 Feet (944.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.3 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 22 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
3007

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This bridge was originally designed to carry a highway on an upper deck and a railroad on the lower deck. It did indeed function in this way until 2000, when a new fixed highway bridge was built next to this historic bridge. After the new highway bridge was built, the highway approach to the vertical lift bridge was demolished. However, the railroad lower deck remains in use. While the bridge is altered due to removal of the highway approach, the highway deck remains on the truss spans. Despite the loss, the bridge remains a significant and rare Maine example of a vertical lift bridge, and one designed by the noteworthy J. A. L. Waddell as well.

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