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Hemlock Covered Bridge 19-09-02

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Hemlock Covered Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009

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BH Photo #148080

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Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Old Course Saco River on Hemlock Bridge Road in Fryeburg
Location
Oxford County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1857; rehabilitated 1988
Design
Covered Paddleford through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 136.2 ft.
Total length: 136.2 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 16, 1970
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.07939, -70.90303   (decimal degrees)
44°04'46" N, 70°54'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/347629/4882451 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fryeburg
Inventory numbers
NRHP 70000056 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 19-09-02 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
ME 1004 (Maine bridge number)
BH 19880 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
61

Categories 

19th Century (6,212)
Built 1857 (42)
Built during 1850s (339)
Covered (1,356)
Functionally obsolete (8,045)
Maine (593)
NR-listed (2,842)
Open (36,837)
Owned by state (13,864)
Oxford County, Maine (49)
Paddleford truss (26)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,825)
Through truss (12,927)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,297)
Truss (29,507)
Wooden deck (5,869)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2016: New photos from John Loxton

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