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Sieur de Monts Spring Bridge

Photo 

Se Elevation, Facing Nw

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #310316

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Sieur de Monts Spring Bridge provided a separated grade crossing between the Bar Harbor-Seal Harbor highway and the Park Loop Road. Boggy soil conditions at the site forced the contractor to employ a reinforced concrete "raft" to support the footings, so in effect the bridge "floats" on its foundations.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Stone faced reinforced concrete segmental arch bridge over Park Loop Road on Acadia All-American Road (Route 3)
Location
Hancock County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1940
Builders
- Bridge Construction Corporation of Augusta, Maine
- J.R. Partridge of Augusta, Maine
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.36120, -68.20327   (decimal degrees)
44°21'40" N, 68°12'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/563488/4912300 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seal Harbor
Inventory number
BH 65021 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 5, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 25, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER ME-14 - Sieur de Monts Spring Bridge, Spanning Park Loop Road at Route 3 near Sieur de Monts Spring, Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Dana and Kay Klein