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Mattawamkeag River Covered Bridge

Photo 

Mattawamkeag River Covered Bridge

Photo from the Richard E. Roy Collection

BH Photo #537190

Description 

This bridge was lost in a flood in 1923 and the entire site was abandoned.

Some of this information from lostbridges.org

Facts 

Overview
Lost Long through truss bridge over Branch of Mattawamkeag River on Abandoned Roadway
Location
Aroostook County, Maine
Status
Destroyed by flooding and site abandoned
History
Built 1867
Design
Long through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.82800, -67.98407   (decimal degrees)
45°49'41" N, 67°59'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/578909/5075439 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 99574 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (9,217)
Aroostook County, Maine (57)
Built 1867 (76)
Built during 1860s (705)
Covered (2,871)
Destroyed by flood (774)
Long truss (73)
Lost (30,507)
Lost 1923 (63)
Lost during 1920s (813)
Maine (1,000)
Through truss (18,180)
Total length 125-175 feet (6,381)
Truss (37,208)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler

Sources 

  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com