Railroad bridge over the Androscoggin
Photo taken by Brian Bartlett
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BH Photo #262176
Here is a photo, courtesy of Maine Memory Network and Pejepscot Historical Society.
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.