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Kennebunkport Bridge

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Kennebunkport Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 16. 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
ME-9 (Western Avenue) Over Kennebunk River
Location
Kennebunkport: York County, Maine: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1933 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1973
Main Span Length
52 Feet (16 Meters)
Structure Length
110 Feet (34 Meters)
Roadway Width
22 Feet (6.71 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
2230

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: This bridge was demolished and replaced.

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

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.

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