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Factory Island Bridge

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Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Saco River South Channel on Abandoned Pipe Line
Location
Saco, York County, Maine
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement in 2014 with a prefab pedestrian MOB!
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.49405, -70.45105   (decimal degrees)
43°29'39" N, 70°27'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/382678/4816703 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Biddeford
Inventory number
BH 60755 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,025)
Doomed (1,027)
Have street view (22,093)
Maine (588)
Pipeline (34)
Pratt through truss (4,595)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Saco, Maine (9)
Through truss (12,893)
Truss (29,444)
York County, Maine (44)

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 30, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is to be demolished and replaced with a MOB!
  • April 23, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Pipeline"
  • April 22, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 22, 2014: Added by Nathan Holth

Comments 

Factory Island Bridge
Posted July 31, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The ridiculous plan to demolish a riveted truss bridge to make way for a MOB has come to reality. As icing on the cake, the entire truss span was picked in one piece with a crane. This would have been EXACTLY what you would do to restore the bridge and its just disgusting to see the bridge sitting on the ground and knowing that it could be restored and reused but instead tax dollars will be used to scrap it out and put in a MOB. What a waste. Typical for Maine. http://www.keepmecurrent.com/news_now/making-way-for-a-new-b...

Factory Island Bridge
Posted May 1, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

"A bridge-like structure"?...

So, I guess if they don't consider this to be a bridge then they don't have to worry about demolishing an historic one.

Not that they seem to worry about such things anyway...

Factory Island Bridge
Posted May 1, 2014, by Anonymous

Maine be like MMMM...Through Truss Bridges.....

Factory Island Bridge
Posted May 1, 2014, by ben demars

I'm bug-eyed right now. I lOVE this bridge. Sue Lepage.

Factory Island Bridge
Posted May 1, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Maine is ridiculous! First they demolish the last remaining pin-connected highway truss in the entire state. Now they are going to demolish this historic riveted truss bridge that could easily be restored for pedestrian use... and replace it with with a pedestrian MOB! What a waste!

http://www.keepmecurrent.com/sun_chronicle/news/long-awaited...

Factory Island Bridge
Posted April 22, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Ben Demars:

As requested, I added an entry for this bridge which was discovered and photographed by HistoricBridges.org. Feel free to add any photos you might have of the bridge here. My photo-documentation of the bridge remains on HistoricBridges.org, please view the page for more information: www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=maine...