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CMQ - Lake Onawa Trestle

Map 

Description 

Longest, highest (130ft) railroad bridge in Maine. Replaced an earlier 1896 steel trestle, which in turn replaced an 1887 wooden trestle. Originally built by the Canadian Pacific, operating as the International Railway of Maine. Sold off to the Canadian-American Railway in the 80s, folded into the Montreal Maine & Atlantic in the early 2000s. Now part of the Central Maine & Quebec Railway.

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Ship Pond Stream on Railroad (Central Maine and Quebec Railway)
Location
Piscataquis County, Maine
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Central Maine & Québec Railway (CMQ)
- International Railway of Maine
- Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA)
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,230.0 ft.
Also called
Ship Pond Viaduct
Onawa Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.36468, -69.35681   (decimal degrees)
45°21'53" N, 69°21'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/472056/5023525 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sebec Lake West
Inventory number
BH 59282 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2014: Added by K. A. Erickson

Sources 

  • K. A. Erickson