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Swinging Bridge

Photo 

Swinging Bridge, Skowhegan, Me.

Boston Public Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #317003

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Kennebec River on foot path
Location
Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine
Status
Open to bicyclists & pedestrians only
History
Built 1936
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.76246, -69.72065   (decimal degrees)
44°45'45" N, 69°43'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/442967/4956816 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Skowhegan
Inventory number
BH 62680 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 26, 2014: Added by Patrick S. O'Donnell

Sources 

  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Swinging Bridge
Posted July 26, 2016, by Andrew Laverdiere (laverdiereaf [at] yahoo [dot] com)

According to the local Independent Reporter newspaper, this bridge has been rebuilt 4 times in its history. The bridge pictured in the illustration is the third version which was badly damaged in the 1936 flood. The Public Works Administration supplied $1,000 in rebuilding it with the addition of the concrete abutments. The first bridge cost $500, according to Willard Eaton, who was in charge of the bridge built in 1901 which cost between $700 and $800.