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Old Main Street Bridge

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Photo taken by C Hanchey

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Unknown Creek on Old Main Street
Location
Topsham, Sagadahoc County, Maine
Status
In storage or disassembled
History
Built in 1916 and disassembled and sitting in a parking lot as of 2012
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- United Construction Co. of Albany, New York
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.92325, -69.96367   (decimal degrees)
43°55'24" N, 69°57'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/422638/4863799 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brunswick
Inventory number
BH 59215 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2019: New photo from Brian Bartlett
  • December 5, 2015: New photo from Brian Bartlett
  • December 30, 2014: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett
  • June 26, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • January 12, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • January 12, 2014: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Riveted"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Brian Bartlett - worumbo54 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old Main Street Bridge
Posted November 24, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

For Maine this might actually count as 'preservation', as the bridge is still mostly intact. Generally they are imploded and sent off to the scrapheap. At least there is still a option of rehabilitation/reuse right now, although given the states approach for historic bridges I'd say the chances are negligible and this will eventually be scrapped or just rust away

Its a shame, this would make a great pedestrian bridge. And there are only about a dozen of these American Bridge/United Construction Co. structures left.

Old Main Street Bridge
Posted November 23, 2017, by Phinney White (phin [at] governorbaxter [dot] com)

This bridge is laying in the weeds just feet from where it once stood. Here is a video of the parts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkfqMXqaSjc

It is known as the Granny Hole Bridge in Topsham

Attachment #1 (video/quicktime; 32,405,056 bytes)

Old Main Street Bridge
Posted January 12, 2014, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

if anyone happens to know whats going on with this bridge please post it here.