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Penobscot River Bridge (Old)

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West Enfield Circa 1909

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Overview
Lost Pennsylvania Through truss bridge over Penobscot River on Rt 155
Location
Howland, Penobscot County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built circa 1890's by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Replaced 1946
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
5 span Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.0 ft.
Total length: 925.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.23693, -68.65031   (decimal degrees)
45°14'13" N, 68°39'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/527446/5009329 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 76134 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted truss type
  • March 16, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Berlin Iron Bridge Per Quiet
  • March 15, 2017: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

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

Looking at the finals, portal cresting, and builder plaque style this is a Berlin Iron Bridge Co. product. Given the truss style and details I would put fabrication for this bridge around 1895-1900.