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MERR - Androscoggin River Bridge


Railroad bridge over the Androscoggin

Photo taken by Brian Bartlett

View this photo at panoramio.com

BH Photo #262176

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Deck truss bridge over Androscoggin River on Railroad
Topsham, Sagadahoc County, Maine, and Cumberland County, Maine
Open to traffic
Built 1923
- Maine Central Railroad (MEC)
- Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR)
Warren deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.92307, -69.95403   (decimal degrees)
43°55'23" N, 69°57'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/423412/4863770 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 57544 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • April 10, 2014: New photo from Brian bartlett
  • September 2, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Maine Eastern Railroad"
  • August 12, 2013: Added by Dave King



MERR - Androscoggin River Bridge
Posted June 2, 2015, by Ralph Demars (ralphdemars12 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a photo, courtesy of Maine Memory Network and Pejepscot Historical Society.

MERR - Androscoggin River Bridge
Posted July 5, 2014, by Ralph Demars (rdemars1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge partially collapsed in 1936 during a flood/ice jam. A train with cars full of sand was on it at the time, trying to keep the bridge from capzing. The train still sits at the bottom of the bridge in the river, and it has never been retrived. Now boats going under the bridge have to go very slowly. Some people see the smokestack of the train, but they just scratch their heads, shrug their shoulders, and countinue with their fishing.