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Two Cent Bridge

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Two Cent Bridge

View of Two Cent Bridge entrance from west bank of Kennebec River on the Waterville side of the bridge

Photo taken by Frank Danberg in October 2009

BH Photo #154683

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Street View 

Description 

This bridge is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Kennebec River and connects the city of Waterville to the city of Winslow. It was originally built as a toll bridge for mill workers to use to cross the river between the two cities. The toll was abolished in 1960. The bridge appears to be in good condition. It is report to have incurred structural damage in 1990 when too many people attending a concert got onto the structure. It was repaired after the incident. More information is available at various sites on the Internet.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Kennebec River built as a pedestrian bridge
Location
Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Original build in 1901 was washed away and rebuilt in 1903; one of the last pedestrian toll bridges still standing in the US
Builders
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut (Erectors)
- Edwin Dwight Graves (Engineer)
- Ticonic Foot Bridge Co.
Design
This is a Ticonic foot bridge of the wire/cable steel suspension type. It is a free swinging bridge and has cables attaching the sides of the bridge to anchors on the banks of the river, probably to limit sideways movement of the structure.
Dimensions
Span length: 400.0 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.55084, -69.62627   (decimal degrees)
44°33'03" N, 69°37'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/450256/4933247 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterville
Inventory numbers
NRHP 73000132 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44060 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 26, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • November 4, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Wire/cable Suspension"
  • November 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 8, 2010: Added by Frank Danberg

Sources 

  • Frank Danberg
  • Wikipedia
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net