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Duck Brook Bridge

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1929 Duck Brook Bridge, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine

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BH Photo #305526

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Description 

The most graceful of the Rockefeller carriage roads, Duck Brook Bridge provides access to the Witch Hole Pond and Paradise Hill carriage road loops from Bar Harbor. The granite-faced reinforced concrete bridge spans the deep ravine of Duck Brook on three massive semicircular arches. Landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand devoted considerable attention to the site and oversaw a complex planting plan to "frame" and accentuate the bridge; unfortunately, these plantings were destroyed in the 1947 fire which swept over much of Mount Desert Island.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Duck Brook on Carriage path
Location
Hancock County, Maine
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1929
Builders
- Charles W. Stoughton of New York, New York (Architect)
- Pringle Borthwick of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Carriage Paths, Bridges and Gatehouses Historic District
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.39153, -68.23588   (decimal degrees)
44°23'30" N, 68°14'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/560858/4915645 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bar Harbor
Inventory number
BH 63761 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 22, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • October 22, 2014: Added by Brian Bartlett

Sources 

  • Brian Bartlett - worumbo54 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • HAER ME-40 - Duck Brook Bridge, Spanning Duck Brook between Witch Hole Loop & New Eagle Lake (Motor) Road, Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME