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MERR - Carlton Lift Bridge

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Carlton Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009

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BH Photo #147970

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Overview
Warren through/deck truss lift Bridge over Kennebec River on Maine Eastern Railroad and former US 1 in Bath
Location
Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine
Status
Open to railroad traffic only
History
Built 1927 by McClintic-Marshall Co. ; rehabilitated 1976; Bypassed by new highway bridge in 2000
Builders
- J.A.L. Waddell of Port Hope, Canada (Designer)
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Fabrication)
Railroad
- Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR)
Design
Railroad/Highway Lift Bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 330.1 ft.
Total length: 3,093.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Also called
MERR - Kennebec River Bridge (Bath)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.91130, -69.80936   (decimal degrees)
43°54'41" N, 69°48'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/435013/4862339 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bath
Inventory numbers
ME 3007 (Maine bridge number)
BH 43524 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1999)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 39.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
25,774

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted fabricator and designer
  • May 16, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 17, 2014: New photo from Brian bartlett
  • June 26, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • February 5, 2014: Photo imported by Brian bartlett
  • January 28, 2014: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett
  • January 23, 2014: Photo imported by Brian bartlett
  • December 16, 2013: Photo imported by Brian bartlett
  • December 3, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Rail-and-road"
  • August 15, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 30, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged More Recent NBI Data
  • April 19, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Kennebec River", "Maine Eastern Railroad"
  • August 5, 2010: New photo from Ian Ligget
  • October 20, 2009: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ian Ligget
  • Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Brian Bartlett - worumbo54 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Carlton Bridge
Posted April 19, 2012, by dave jordan (patriot [dot] dave [at] yahoo [dot] com)

did two die building that bridge some one told me to people die