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Naples Bridge

Naples Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 16. 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-302 Over Chutes River
Naples: Cumberland County, Maine: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1954 By Builder/Contractor: Lackawanna Steel Construction Corporation of Buffalo, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
93 Feet (28.3 Meters)
Structure Length
55 Feet (16.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
28 Feet (8.53 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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This historic bridge was demolished by MaineDOT in Spring 2012!

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HistoricBridges.org intended to photo-document this historic bridge as part of a June 2012 visit to Maine. However all that remained of this bridge was about a quarter of the bridge. The rest of the bridge had already been cut up and hauled away as scrap metal. HistoricBridges.org is still featuring a webpage for this bridge with photos of what was left to the bridge for a simple reason: to demonstrate the risk that historic bridges in Maine face. Very few of Maine's historic bridges have been preserved. Particularly at risk are movable, metal truss, and concrete rainbow arch bridges due to the limited numbers remaining in the state. More than just history was destroyed with this bridge's replacement, function was also lost. This bridge was replaced with a fixed span that does not offer very much vertical clearance. The Songo River Queen II cannot fit under the replacement bridge and is now forever confined to a limited section of the waterway. Only small pleasure craft can now navigate the waterway. Opportunities to preserve the historic bridge, even with the bridge replacement were not considered. At the very least, the bridge could have been left in the open position as a non-functional exhibit, or even moved to a new location as a non-functional exhibit.


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