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Eagle Lake Bridge


South Elevation, Facing N

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #284364


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The Eagle Lake Road Bridge provides a grade separation between its namesake road (now Maine Route 3) and a carriage road connector. Such structures help ensure traffic efficiency while eliminating the dangers of a grade level crossing. The Gothic or pointed arch bridge is one of only two such structures on the system. The widening of the bridge in 1974-75 won two national awards for the technological feat which preserved the historic appearance of the bridge. The bridge is one of the most visible of the eighteen stone-faced bridges on the Rockefeller carriage road system, and is probably viewed by more Acadia park visitors than any other structure, due to its location just off the popular Eagle Lake Loop carriage road.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Stone arch bridge over Carriage Road on Eagle Lake Road (ME 233)
Hancock County, Maine
Open to traffic
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1975
- B.W. Candage & Sons of Seal Harbor, Maine
- Paul D. Simpson of Seal Harbor, Maine (Engineer)
- William Welles Bosworth of Marietta, Ohio (Architect)
Stone arch
Span length: 25.9 ft.
Total length: 25.9 ft.
Deck width: 34.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.37767, -68.25323   (decimal degrees)
44°22'40" N, 68°15'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/559490/4914092 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Salsbury Cove
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory number
BH 61093 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • June 1, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders
  • May 28, 2014: Added by Luke Harden


  • Luke
  • HAER ME-55 - Eagle Lake Bridge, Spanning Carriage Road on Eagle Lake Road (Route 233), Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net