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Sewall's Bridge (1761)

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Sewall's Bridge (1761)

view c1909. appears to be a movable bridge

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #518899

Description 

"The first pile structure for general highway traffic constructed in accordance with an engineering plan based upon a site survey."

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over York River on Organug Road
Location
York County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1761; replaced 1934
Builder
- Samuel Sewall, Jr.
Railroads
- Atlantic Shore Line Railway (ASL)
- Interurban
- Portsmouth, Dover & York Street Railway
- Portsmouth, Kittery & York Street Railway (PK&Y)
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 270.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.13604, -70.66064   (decimal degrees)
43°08'10" N, 70°39'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/364941/4777260 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
York Harbor
Inventory number
BH 59304 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2022: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 10, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 8, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Portsmouth, Kittery & York Street Railway", "Portsmouth, Dover & York Street Railway", "Atlantic Shore Line Railway", "Interurban", "Railroad", "Rail-and-Road"
  • January 21, 2014: Added by K. A. Erickson

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Sources 

  • K. A. Erickson
  • Sewall's Bridge - ASCE website entry
  • Bangor Public Library - Atlantic Shore Line Railway: Its Predecessors & Its Successors" by O.R. Cummings .pdf
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Douglas Butler