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Beals Island Bridge

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Description 

This bridge is the only vehicular access to Beals Island. The structure is of a very similar design, although not exactly the same as, the FDR Memorial Bridge over Lubec Narrows connecting to Campobello Island, New Brunswick.

The bridge is currently being replaced by a new bridge of an unknown design. The existing Beals Island Bridge should be considered at risk for demolition once the new bridge is complete, given MaineDOT's poor historic bridge preservation record. Demolition may occur anytime between September 2020 and January 2021.

https://www.maine.gov/mdot/bibridge/

https://foxbangor.com/news/item/27696-construction-of-new-jo...

(Update November 2020: Per MaineDOT's official Instagram page, this bridge has been demolished and replaced with a UCEB https://www.instagram.com/p/CHQFJxRApm2/)

Facts 

Overview
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Mossabec Reach on Bridge Street
Location
Jonesport, Washington County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1958; rehabilitated 1986; Demolished & Replaced with UCEB 2020
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 1,049.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Also called
Beals Island-Jonesport Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.52497, -67.61477   (decimal degrees)
44°31'30" N, 67°36'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/610075/4931115 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
1,830
Inventory numbers
ME 5500 (Maine bridge number)
BH 89207 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 35.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 15, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Bridge has been replaced with a UCEB
  • May 7, 2020: Added by Nick Boppel

Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com