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MEC - Sandy River Bridge

Photo 

Farmington MeC

Photo taken by Chester Gehman April, 1991

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BH Photo #389674

Map 

Description 

Former MEC Farmington Branch, abandoned 1974. Damaged by floods and removed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Sandy River on MEC Farmington Branch
Location
Farmington, Franklin County, Maine
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Removed sometime after 1994
Railroad
- Maine Central Railroad (MEC)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.66604, -70.15532   (decimal degrees)
44°39'58" N, 70°09'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/408415/4946502 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 64334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Destroyed by flood (331)
Farmington, Maine (6)
Franklin County, Maine (27)
Lost (18,683)
Maine (588)
Maine Central Railroad (96)
Owned by state (13,690)
Railroad (13,091)
Skewed (4,672)
Through truss (12,892)
Truss (29,442)

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2017: Updated by Chester Gehman: Deleted removal date of 1989 as my photo is from 1991.
  • November 30, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Abandoned Rails - Article with photos
  • Daily Bulldog - News story about building a pedestrian bridge on the site
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com