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Paradise Hill Road Bridge

Photos 

Facing E, West Elevation

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #305542

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This structure provides a grade separation between the Paradise Hill Road and Maine Route 233, giving park visitors unimpeded access to the Park Loop Road without having to pass through the congested streets of Bar Harbor.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over ME 233 on Paradise Hill Road in Bar Harbor
Location
Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1951
Builders
- George O'Neill (Engineer)
- Harold MacQuinn Construction Co. of Hulls Cove, Maine
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Span length: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.38083, -68.23167   (decimal degrees)
44°22'51" N, 68°13'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/561205/4914459 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bar Harbor
Inventory number
BH 19854 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 74.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
934

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 22, 2014: HAER photos posted by Luke
  • May 28, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • November 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 25, 2012: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • HAER ME-17 - Route 233 Bridge, Spanning Route 233 on Paradise Hill Road, Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net