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MEC - Kennebec River Bridge (Old)

Photo 

Kennebec Circa 1905

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BH Photo #383349

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kennebec River on Maine Central Railway
Location
Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroad
- Maine Central Railroad (MEC)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.54927, -69.62737   (decimal degrees)
44°32'57" N, 69°37'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/450167/4933073 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterville
Inventory number
BH 76143 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Set Pin

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Comments 

MEC - Kennebec River Bridge (Old)
Posted December 8, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge might already have been removed before '36. It looks like the preferred crossing for the MEC became the current bridge at Fairfield when that was built in 1916, making the crossing in question redundant. I haven't been able to find any info on its fate though

MEC - Kennebec River Bridge (Old)
Posted December 8, 2017, by Anonymous

There seems to have been a bridge upriver, behind the Maine central RR car shops. This photo was taken after the 1936 flood. No mention of the bridge being destroyed by the flood on the website I found it on.

The supports still stand.