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Duck Brook Bridge

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1960 Duck Brook Bridge on Paradise Hill Rd., Bar Harbor, Maine

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BH Photo #284316

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Description 

The last of the major bridges constructed in Acadia National Park, Duck Brook Bridge is also the largest road-related structure in the park, and the largest continuous concrete arch deck bridge in the eastern United States. Construction of the $366,000 structure was the final project in the completion of the Paradise Hill Road, which provided a new entrance to the park bypassing the crowded streets of Bar Harbor.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Deck arch bridge over Duck Brook on Paradise Hill Road
Location
Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1960
Builders
- George O'Neill (Engineer)
- M&M Construction Co.
- T. W. Harris (Engineer)
- Wayne Frantam (Engineer)
Design
Deck arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 84.0 ft.
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.39900, -68.23139   (decimal degrees)
44°23'56" N, 68°13'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/561208/4916477 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bar Harbor
Inventory number
BH 61088 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 82.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
934

Update Log 

  • October 22, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added HAER imagery
  • July 2, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • May 28, 2014: Added by Brian bartlett

Sources 

  • Brian Bartlett - worumbo54 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • HAER ME-30 - Duck Brook Bridge, Spanning Duck Brook on Paradise Hill Road, Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME