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 `
Length of largest span: 52.2 ft.
Total length: 1,167.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975
Wills Strait 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")
ME 2033 (Maine bridge number)
BH 38144 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good(8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good(8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.9 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
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
J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net