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
Original / Full Size Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Mobile Optimized Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
© Copyright 2003-2019, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.