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Little River Truss Railroad Bridge

Little River Truss Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 15, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Abandoned Maine Central) Over Little River
Location
Lisbon Falls: Androscoggin County, Maine and Sagadahoc County, Maine: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge appears to have originally served a branch of the primary Maine Central railroad line in this area, which crosses this same creek within sight of this bridge, via a plate girder bridge. This truss bridge on the presumed branch line is far more interesting and significant, and is likely older as well. It is a pony truss that follows a double-intersection Warren configuration. Bridges of this design were occasionally built by railroad companies. Surviving examples are rare today, but can be found in other states. The bridge today no longer carries railroad tracks and appears to be owned and in use by a private business, which appears to use it for vehicular traffic. The bridge rests on stone abutments.

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