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Allagash Bridge

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Allagash Bridge

Photo from the Maine Department of Transportation Archives

BH Photo #537179

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Description 

Some of this information from lostbridges.org

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Allagash River on Allagash Road; RT 161
Location
Allagash, Aroostook County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1944 by Walter V. Mitton; Replaced in 1955.
Builder
- Walter V. Mitton
Design
Uncovered timber Parker through truss (1 span, 160')
Uncovered timber Pratt through truss (2 spans, 120' each)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.08330, -69.04580   (decimal degrees)
47°04'60" N, 69°02'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/496523/5214422 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 99549 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 13, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Fixed truss type - approach spans are Pratts rather than Howes....LostBridges goofed
  • July 22, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

Sources 

  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Lost Bridges.org - Images + info
  • Paul Plassman