Rating:
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Fish House Bridge

Photos 

West Elevation Facing East

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #284592

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

Fish House Bridge was built to provide a grade separation for a small access road to a boat landing used by local fishermen in the Otter Creek area. The bridge is faced in native granite and is distinguished by its semicircular arch.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Fish House Road on One-Way Park Loop
Location
Hancock County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
Builders
- J.M. Francesca & Co. of Fayetteville, West Virginia
- Nathan Gordon (Engineer)
- U.S. Bureau of Public Roads of Washington, D.C. (Design)
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Span length: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.31583, -68.19651   (decimal degrees)
44°18'57" N, 68°11'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/564076/4907266 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seal Harbor
Inventory number
BH 19850 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2006)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 69.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
843

Update Log 

  • November 5, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 1, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders from HAER document page, noted that picture are for an
  • October 4, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Acadia National Park"
  • December 28, 2008: New photo from Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • HAER ME-21 - Little Hunters Beach Brook Bridge, Spanning Little Hunters Beach Brook on Park Loop Road, Seal Harbor vicinity, Hancock County, ME
  • Kim Harvey
  • Luke
  • HAER ME-16 - Fish House Bridge, Fish House Access Road, spanning Park Loop Road, Otter Creek, Hancock County, ME
  • Dana and Kay Klein