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Hemlock Bridge

Photos 

Hemlock Bridge, South View Facing North By 340 Degrees

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #224764

Map 

Description 

One of only two Gothic-arched bridges on the Rockefeller carriage road system, Hemlock Bridge is one of eight major stone bridges on the "Around-the-Mountain" carriage road loop. The pointed arch design was chosen for its harmony with the pointed hemlock trees which surround the site. Like several of the other spans, Hemlock Bridge serves as a viewing platform, offering a splendid vista of Somes Sound and the Western Mountain mass.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Brick arch bridge over Maple Spring Brook on Jordan-Sargent Mountain Carriage Road
Location
Hancock County, Maine
History
Built 1924
Builders
- B. W. Candage & Sons of Seal Harbor, Maine
- Paul D. Simpson of Seal Harbor, Maine
- William Welles Bosworth of Marietta, Ohio
Design
Brick arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.33203, -68.28204   (decimal degrees)
44°19'55" N, 68°16'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/557239/4909002 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Harbor
Inventory number
BH 51203 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders
  • October 4, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Acadia National Park"
  • February 6, 2012: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • HAER ME-34 - Hemlock Bridge, Spanning Maple Spring Brook on West Sargent Mountain Carriage Road, Northeast Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Luke