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K&P - Kennebec River Bridge (1857)

Photo 

Kennebec and Portland Railroad Bridge

Photo from the Richard E. Roy Collection

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BH Photo #537149

Description 

Length is an estimate.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Kennebec River on Kennebec & Portland Railroad in Augusta.
Location
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1857; destroyed by flood February 1870
Railroad
- Kennebec & Portland Railroad (K&P)
Design
Four-span covered Burr arch deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 700.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.31880, -69.77135   (decimal degrees)
44°19'08" N, 69°46'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/438490/4907571 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 96130 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler
  • January 30, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Paul Plassman
  • Lost Bridges.org
  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com