Maine Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Maine bridges: 575
  • Bridges with photos: 337 (58.6%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 370 (64.3%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 573 (99.7%)

  • Total photos: 1,718

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 441 (76.7% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 264 (59.9% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 332 (75.3% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 439 (99.5% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 121 (21.0% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 67 (55.4% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 121 (100.0% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Sewall's Bridge (York County, built 1761, replaced by new bridge)
  2. Durham Bridge (Older) (Androscoggin County, built 1818, replaced by new bridge)
  3. Bangor-Brewer Covered Bridge (Penobscot County, built 1832, destroyed by flood)
  4. Jay Bridge (S, Old) (Franklin County, built 1835, replaced by new bridge)
  5. Bay Bridge (Cumberland County, built 1836, destroyed by flood)
  6. Babb's Bridge (Cumberland County, built 1843, replaced by new bridge)
  7. Bangor-Brewer Covered Toll Bridge (Penobscot County, built 1847, replaced by new bridge)
  8. Stackpole Creek Bridge (York County, built 1848, open to pedestrians)
  9. Abbott Park Stone Arch #3 (Franklin County, built 1850, open to pedestrians)
  10. Abbott Park Stone Arch #2 (Franklin County, built 1850, open to pedestrians)

Oldest Listed Extant Bridges

  1. Stackpole Creek Bridge (York County, built 1848, open to pedestrians)
  2. Abbott Park Stone Arch #3 (Franklin County, built 1850, open to pedestrians)
  3. Abbott Park Stone Arch #2 (Franklin County, built 1850, open to pedestrians)
  4. Little Blue Bridge (Franklin County, built 1850, open to pedestrians)
  5. Water Street Bridge (Kennebec County, built 1854, open to traffic)
  6. Hemlock Covered Bridge 19-09-02 (Oxford County, built 1857, open to traffic)
  7. Lovejoy Covered Bridge 19-09-01 (Oxford County, built 1868, open to traffic)
  8. Artist's Bridge 19-09-04 (Oxford County, built 1872, open to pedestrians)
  9. Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge 19-09-05 / 19-16-01 (Oxford County, built 1876, open to pedestrians)
  10. Robyville Covered Bridge 19-10-02 (Penobscot County, built 1876, open to traffic)

By Design

  • Arch: 84 (14.6%)
    • Deck arch: 79 (13.7%)
      • Brick arch: 1 (0.2%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 22 (3.8%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 2 (0.3%)
      • Steel arch: 3 (0.5%)
      • Stone arch: 34 (5.9%)
    • Through arch: 5 (0.9%)
      • Concrete through arch: 4 (0.7%)
      • Steel through arch: 1 (0.2%)

  • Beam: 130 (22.6%)
    • Stringer: 79 (13.7%)
      • Concrete stringer: 2 (0.3%)
      • Steel stringer: 63 (11.0%)
      • Timber stringer: 9 (1.6%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 50 (8.7%)

  • Culvert: 2 (0.3%)
    • Concrete culvert: 1 (0.2%)
    • Stone culvert: 1 (0.2%)

  • Ferry: 1 (0.2%)

  • Rigid frame: 8 (1.4%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 7 (1.2%)

  • Girder: 84 (14.6%)
    • Deck girder: 30 (5.2%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 1 (0.2%)
      • Deck plate girder: 26 (4.5%)
    • Pony/through girder: 37 (6.4%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 31 (5.4%)

  • Other: 10 (1.7%)

  • Slab: 11 (1.9%)

  • Suspension: 15 (2.6%)
    • Cable-stayed: 2 (0.3%)
    • Wire suspension: 12 (2.1%)

  • Truss: 211 (36.7%)
    • Deck truss: 26 (4.5%)
      • Double-intersection Warren deck truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 4 (0.7%)
      • Warren deck truss: 10 (1.7%)
        • Warren deck truss with alternating verticals: 2 (0.3%)
        • Warren deck truss with all verticals: 2 (0.3%)
    • Modern truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Modern through truss: 1 (0.2%)
    • Pony truss: 35 (6.1%)
      • Bowstring pony truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Howe pony truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Lenticular pony truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 4 (0.7%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.2%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 5 (0.9%)
      • Warren pony truss: 9 (1.6%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 1 (0.2%)
        • Warren pony truss with all verticals: 1 (0.2%)
    • Through truss: 145 (25.2%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 5 (0.9%)
      • Camelback through truss: 2 (0.3%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 2 (0.3%)
      • Howe through truss: 5 (0.9%)
      • K-Truss through truss: 3 (0.5%)
      • Lattice through truss: 2 (0.3%)
        • Town lattice truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Lenticular through truss: 2 (0.3%)
      • Long through truss: 2 (0.3%)
      • Paddleford through truss: 5 (0.9%)
      • Parker through truss: 7 (1.2%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 7 (1.2%)
      • Polygonal Warren through truss: 19 (3.3%)
        • Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals: 3 (0.5%)
      • Pratt through truss: 27 (4.7%)
      • Queenpost through truss: 1 (0.2%)
      • Warren through truss: 23 (4.0%)
        • Warren through truss with sub-panels: 2 (0.3%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 11 (1.9%)
      • Whipple through truss: 4 (0.7%)

  • Unknown: 19 (3.3%)