While not individually significant, this bridge is a good example of a state-designed concrete t-beam in Maine. The bridge has excellent historic integrity including original railings, which are a standard design that was used by the state highway commission. The bridge sits on concrete abutments that also appear to incorporate stone abutments likely from a previous bridge at this location.
Information and Findings From Maine's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The two span, 76'-long, reinforced concrete T beam bridge built in 1928 has concrete balustrades and concrete abutments with wingwalls. The T beam bridge technology has a history common with other standardized reinforced concrete bridge types and by 1910 it was a well established bridge type for spans between 20' and 80' in length because of its efficient use of material and ease of maintenance. T beams were used with great frequency by the MSHC Bridge Division from the late 1910s through the 1950s. T beam bridges are composed of cast-in-place reinforced concrete, longitudinal beams with monolithic flanking deck sections. This example has no unusual or distinctive details. It is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a state highway over a stream. There are mid- or late-19th century houses well beyond one quadrant. The setting does not appear to have the consistency or concentration of buildings to be a potential historic district that includes the bridge.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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