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Jay Bridge (S) (1835)

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #378500

Description 

This bridge was a toll bridge until 1846.

Facts 

Overview
Lost cable-stayed pony & arch bridge over West Channel Androscoggin River on Road
Location
Jay, Franklin County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1835; Replaced 1914
Design
Cable-stayed pony & arch
Dimensions
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.50080, -70.22182   (decimal degrees)
44°30'03" N, 70°13'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/402869/4928223 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilton
Inventory number
BH 75561 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2022: New photo from Stewart Edwin Beitler
  • February 2, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "Arch", "Boxed pony truss", "Wooden", "Wooden deck"
  • November 2, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 31, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 7, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 10, 2017: Added by Luke

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Lost Bridges - Imagery + Info
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Stewart Edwin Beitler - stubear0430 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Jay Bridge (S) (1835)
Posted February 10, 2022, by Bambi Sharkoman (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is way too cool!

Jay Bridge (S) (1835)
Posted February 2, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Incredible bridge! Looks like a mixture of cable-stayed and arch, with boxed pony truss thrown in for good measure! Almost like something Santiago Calatrava would have designed if he'd lived 200 years ago.

Jay Bridge (S) (1835)
Posted August 2, 2021, by Phin (phinwhite [at] me [dot] com)

So cool!

Jay Bridge (S) (1835)
Posted August 2, 2021, by Phin (phinwhite [at] me [dot] com)

What an amazing bridge!!! I found this one eBay.. see attached pictures

Jay Bridge (S, Old)
Posted May 7, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is one of the most unusual bridges I have ever seen photos of!