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Aroostock River Bridge (Pre 1952)

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Aroostock River Bridge (Old)

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #495560

Description 

Replaced a bridge that burned in 1891. In between the fire and the construction of the steel truss, traffic used a temporary bridge built by a Caribou businessman in four and a half days.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Aroostock River on road
Location
Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1892; demolished 1952
Design
Three-span Camelback through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.85807, -68.00103   (decimal degrees)
46°51'29" N, 68°00'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/576147/5189875 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92750 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (9,224)
Aroostook County, Maine (57)
Aroostook River (7)
Built 1892 (255)
Built during 1890s (3,326)
Camelback truss (423)
Caribou, Maine (4)
Lost (30,559)
Lost 1952 (73)
Lost during 1950s (1,038)
Maine (1,000)
Owned by city (6,193)
Replaced by new bridge (20,804)
Through truss (18,216)
Truss (37,251)

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added photo & description
  • February 7, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 13, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 16, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added truss type
  • April 16, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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