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Bridge Street Bridge

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Description 

From "Reports of Cases in Law and Equity---" "A bridge built for the town across the Presumpscot River, at Saccarappa, in the Spring of 1870, by the Moseley Iron Bridge and Roofing Company, proving defective, it was taken away by the contractors, and, upon the twentieth day of March, 1871, the town, at a legal meeting,voted to and did authorize its selectmen to contract for a new bridge in place of the other......This new bridge was erected at a cost of about six thousand dollars." The new bridge was a "Parker's wrought iron truss bridge" built at a cost of $5893.33 in 1871 by National Bridge Works Company, owned by Blodgett & Curry of Boston.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Presumpscot River on Bridge Street
Location
Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1870; proved defective and replaced 1871.
Builder
- Moseley Iron Bridge & Roof Co. of Boston, Massachusetts
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.67773, -70.36744   (decimal degrees)
43°40'40" N, 70°22'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/389774/4836988 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portland West
Inventory number
BH 73416 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2018: Updated by Chester Gehman: Bridge was replaced in 1871 due to defects.
  • August 28, 2016: Added by Dave King

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