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Bar Mills Memorial Bridge

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1937 Boston Bridge Works Bar Mills Memorial Bridge, Rt. 4A, Buxton, Maine

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BH Photo #292656

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Description 

This bridge over the Saco River connecting the Buxton and Hollis sides of the historic village of Bar Mills is a World War l Memorial. The bronze Soldiers Monument commemorating World War I veterans from Buxton and Hollis is affixed to a boulder and is placed on the Buxton side of the Memorial Bridge. The official dedication of the Memorial Bridge was held in May of 1938 and drew a crowd of 5,000. The bridge replaced one just a little upriver that was destroyed in the 1936 flood. The Memorial Bridge has been evaluated for replacement by the State DOT (Department of Transportation). Estimated completion is in 2015. Current plans are for a new bridge just a few feet upriver. The stone and bronze monument will be relocated a few feet from its present Buxton side location.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Saco River on ME 4A (Portland Road) in Hollis
Location
Buxton, York County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1987
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Design
Continuous Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 224.1 ft.
Total length: 512.2 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Saco River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.61250, -70.55167   (decimal degrees)
43°36'45" N, 70°33'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/374788/4830005 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bar Mills
Inventory numbers
ME 3333 (Maine bridge number)
BH 19938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 33.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
4,424

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • January 3, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 13, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated name.

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net