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Bailey Island Bridge

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ME-5-1

GENERAL OVERALL VIEW WITH BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND

Photo by Jet Lowe, Photographer, 1994 for HAER

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Wills Strait on 24 in Town of Harpswell
Location
Town of Harpswell, Cumberland County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926, restoration work 2009-10
Builder
- Llewelyn N. Edwards
Design
This is an unusual stone bridge built in the early 20th century to provide passage over a tidal inlet. The form of stone cribwork was chosen so that water could pass through the structure in response to tidal action. Its overall length is 1120 feet.

Jean P. Yearby, HAER, 1985
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Dimensions
Length of largest span: 52.2 ft.
Total length: 1,167.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975
Also called
Wills Strait Bridge
Cribstone Bridge
Bailey Island Cobwork Bridge (on NRHP)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.74889, -69.98889   (decimal degrees)
43°44'56" N, 69°59'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/420382/4844458 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bailey Island
Inventory numbers
ME 2033 (Maine bridge number)
BH 38144 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2013)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
1,784

Update Log 

  • June 26, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • December 11, 2013: Photo imported by Brian bartlett
  • August 13, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Info on restoration, NRHP
  • August 12, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 16, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Wikipedia
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia - Description and list of facts
  • From youtube - Video during rehab including temporary bridge

Comments 

Bailey Island Bridge
Posted March 27, 2014, by teegoogleycoffeemeat

Duhhh.....Pratt?

Bailey Island Bridge
Posted August 13, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Guess what kind of temporary span was built while they rehabbed the BAILEY Island Bridge. See the street view (as of Aug 13) or the youtube video.