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Penobscot Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #132407

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Penobscot River and ST Rail yard on Route 15 in Bangor
Location
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1911, replaced in 1997
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Lassig Branch in Chicago, Illinois; 1902 Center Span)
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts (1911 Spans)
Railroads
- Bangor Railway & Electric Co. (BR&E)
- Streetcar
Design
Baltimore through truss
Also called
Bangor-Brewer Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.79857, -68.76329   (decimal degrees)
44°47'55" N, 68°45'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/518721/4960602 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bangor
Inventory number
BH 38533 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Corrected truss type; this was a Baltimore, not a Pennsylvania
  • April 24, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 15, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Bangor Railway & Electric Co.", "Railroad", "Rail-and-Road", "Streetcar"
  • January 18, 2009: Added by Kim Harvey

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