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Penobscot River Bridge

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Penobscot River on ME 155 in Howland
Location
Howland, Penobscot County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1946
Design
Five span riveted polygonal Warren through truss.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 925.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.23649, -68.65162   (decimal degrees)
45°14'11" N, 68°39'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/527344/5009281 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Howland
Inventory numbers
ME 2660 (Maine bridge number)
BH 19894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 34.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
5,261

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added GPS and info.

Comments 

Penobscot River Bridge
Posted March 16, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Google earth shows a replacement span being built just downstream from this truss bridge, so if its not gone it will be soon.

It a shame that this bridge was located in a state so hostile to truss bridges. At just under 1,000 feet with 5 spans this was an increasingly rare example of a long multi-span truss bridge.