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E&NA - Saint Croix-Vanceboro Bridge

Photos 

Old B&W Postcard

Photo at left shows US Customs officers on bridge in February, 1915. White "X" shows location of dynamite charged placed by German operative Werner Horn, who appears at right with Washington County Deputy Sheriff George W. Ross after arrest.

Photo taken by Patrick Toth

BH Photo #250960

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Saint Croix River on European & North American Railway
Location
Vanceboro, Washington County, Maine
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1871 by Passaic Rolling Mill Co.; damaged by German saboteur in February, 1915; replaced mid-1900s
Builder
- Passaic Rolling Mill Co. of Paterson, New Jersey
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- European & North American Railway (E&NA)
- Maine Central Railroad (MEC)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.56398, -67.42779   (decimal degrees)
45°33'50" N, 67°25'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/622691/5046806 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vanceboro
Inventory number
BH 52352 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • July 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 14, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "European & North American Railway"
  • May 3, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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Comments 

E&NA - Saint Croix-Vanceboro Bridge
Posted July 21, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

http://www.mainestory.info/maine-stories/explosive-times-at-...

Just one of many stories on the internet about this bridge and the "Bomber" Werner Horn. You have to read down a ways to get to the bridge.