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EMRY - Penobscot River Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Penobscot River on Eastern Maine Railway
Location
Penobscot County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Eastern Maine Railway (EMRY)
- International Railway of Maine
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.51092, -68.36088   (decimal degrees)
45°30'39" N, 68°21'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/549922/5039908 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mattawamkeag
Inventory number
BH 61395 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

EMRY - Penobscot River Bridge
Posted January 15, 2018, by Robert K. Thompson

I think the purpose of those arches is to provide lateral stability to the trusses, i.e. "tripping brackets".

EMRY - Penobscot River Bridge
Posted January 15, 2018, by Don Morrison

The arches do look original, but I'm no expert.

I really wrote this message to compliment the photograph.

It looks really nice.

EMRY - Penobscot River Bridge
Posted January 14, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I was not aware any bridges of this design existed in the United States, but I know of a couple in Canada. All are associated with the Canadian Pacific Railway. I have not visited them to confirm that the arches are original, but I suspect that they may indeed be original. The design is European, bridges with this detail can be found overseas. If original, than the bridge meets the definition of a through truss, which is clearly defined as a truss bridge with trusses beside the road/railway and overhead bracing.

EMRY - Penobscot River Bridge
Posted January 14, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I wouldnít call this a through Truss. To me, itís clearly a pony truss with extra bracing installed to strengthen the span.

EMRY - Penobscot River Bridge
Posted January 14, 2018, by Anonymous

This bridge is one of the strangest I've seen in a while. The cross bars above the bridge are arched- they seem to not have any structural purpose. Is it really a through truss? Photo belongs to David Larrabee.