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Eagle Lake Bridge

Photos 

South Elevation, Facing N

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #284364

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Eagle Lake Road Bridge provides a grade separation between its namesake road (now Maine Route 3) and a carriage road connector. Such structures help ensure traffic efficiency while eliminating the dangers of a grade level crossing. The Gothic or pointed arch bridge is one of only two such structures on the system. The widening of the bridge in 1974-75 won two national awards for the technological feat which preserved the historic appearance of the bridge. The bridge is one of the most visible of the eighteen stone-faced bridges on the Rockefeller carriage road system, and is probably viewed by more Acadia park visitors than any other structure, due to its location just off the popular Eagle Lake Loop carriage road.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Carriage Road on Eagle Lake Road (ME 233)
Location
Hancock County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
Builders
- B. W. Candage & Sons of Seal Harbor, Maine
- Paul D. Simpson of Seal Harbor, Maine (Engineer)
- William Welles Bosworth of Marietta, Ohio (Architect)
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.37767, -68.25323   (decimal degrees)
44°22'40" N, 68°15'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/559490/4914092 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Salsbury Cove
Inventory number
BH 61093 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • June 1, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders
  • May 28, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • HAER ME-55 - Eagle Lake Bridge, Spanning Carriage Road on Eagle Lake Road (Route 233), Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net