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CMQ - Sheridan Trestle

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Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Aroostook River & Sheridan Road on Maine Northern Railway
Location
Aroostook County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR)
- Central Maine & Québec Railway (CMQ)
- Fish River Railroad
- Maine Northern Railway (MNRY)
- Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 151.9 ft.
Total length: 776.9 ft.
Also called
MNRY - Aroostook River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.65319, -68.40987   (decimal degrees)
46°39'11" N, 68°24'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/545154/5166794 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ashland
Inventory numbers
ME 0159 (Maine bridge number)
BH 19822 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder.
  • October 21, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin
  • November 5, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Bridge is actually the MMA's Aroostook River Bridge for the railroad, noot a road overpass
  • June 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd.", "Railroad"

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CMQ - Sheridan Trestle
Posted July 2, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This railroad was originally known as the Fish River Railroad. For some reason, this particular railroad bridge is (2019) being rehabilitated under MaineDOT jurisdiction. Contract documents identify the bridge today as the Sheridan Bridge on the Madawaska Subdivision. Original drawings for the bridge show the truss built by Pennsylvania Steel Company, with original coating system being: One coat of raw linseed oil. Finished surfaces to be coated with White Lead and Tallow.