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Piscataquis River Bridge

Photos 

View beside bridge.

Photo taken by Maine Department of Transportation

BH Photo #177590

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Piscataquis River on ME 116 in Howland
Location
Howland, Penobscot County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Demolished and replaced under an active design-build contract.
History
Built 1928 by the American Bridge Co.; replaced 2012
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Design
Three span riveted Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 171.9 ft.
Total length: 527.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.23988, -68.65866   (decimal degrees)
45°14'24" N, 68°39'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/526790/5009654 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Howland
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2,970
Inventory numbers
ME 3040 (Maine bridge number)
BH 19896 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 14, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • April 12, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added GPS and info.

Comments 

Piscataquis River Bridge
Posted September 14, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yet another large, beautiful, historic bridge that could easily be rehabilitated instead being torn down by Maine.