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BAR - Bunker Brook Trestle

Photo 

Bunker Brook Trestle

From the August 11, 1900 Issue of Railway & Engineering Review

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BH Photo #322792

Map 

Description 

~70' high trestle over Bunker Brook on the former Bangor & Piscataquis Railroad. Built on a new alignment by the Pennsylvania Steel Company in 1899 to replace a curved wooden trestle located immediately downstream. The bridge eventually forced weight restrictions on the line before being abandoned in 1964 and likely removed soon after.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Bunker Stream on BAR Greenville Branch
Location
Piscataquis County, Maine
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1899 to replace a wooden trestle; abandoned 1964 and removed since
Builder
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR)
- Bangor & Piscataquis Railroad (BAPI)
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 99.0 ft.
Total length: 438.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.32930, -69.59120   (decimal degrees)
45°19'45" N, 69°35'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/453672/5019701 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 67046 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

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