Maine does not have many movable bridges to begin with. However, of those it does have, through plate girder swing bridges like this are the most "common" which means there are several examples scattered around the state. Furthermore this small number is dwindling as some have been or are slated for demolition. This example remains as of 2012. It carries a large quantity of vehicular traffic in the heart of tourist destination Kennebunkport. This bridge retains good historic integrity including original railings, intact builder plaque, and unaltered girders. It sits on stone abutments. The bridge is a bobtail swing bridge, which is a more complex type of swing bridge where one end around the swing pier is shorter and must be counterbalanced in some manner to function properly. The bridge tender house for this bridge is in good condition; it may be restored or may replicate the original design.
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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