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US 201 Kennebec River Bridge


Photo taken by Sawyer

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This bridge as mentioned by Nathan Holth's link below has an interesting history. A vintage postcard image contains the information: "Lewiston, Augusta & Waterville Street Railway trolley car on the new railroad bridge in Waterville. The bridge spanning the Kennebec River was built in 1909 by Fred Ley Co., Springfield, Massachusetts." The concrete arch originally had a deck truss adjacent. This truss appears to have been replaced with steel beams in 1936. Subsequent road/pavement renovations occurred over the years giving a modern look from the top.


Concrete arch & steel stringer bridge over Kennebec River on Rte 201 in Waterville.
Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine
Open to traffic
Built 1909; rehabilitated 1936, 1990
- Fred T. Ley Co. of Springfield, Massachusetts
- Androscoggin & Kennebec Railway (A&K)
- Interurban
- Lewiston, Augusta & Waterville Street Railway (LA&W)
- Streetcar
Concrete arch & steel stringer
Length of largest span: 145.0 ft.
Total length: 575.2 ft.
Deck width: 62.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.54694, -69.62699   (decimal degrees)
44°32'49" N, 69°37'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/450196/4932813 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
ME 2854 (Maine bridge number)
BH 58929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 7, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 5, 2014: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett
  • March 12, 2014: New photo from Brian bartlett
  • December 7, 2013: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett
  • December 6, 2013: Photo imported by Brian bartlett
  • December 5, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photograph
  • December 5, 2013: Added by Brian bartlett



US 201 Kennebec River Bridge
Posted September 11, 2020, by John Roberts (jodyroberts [at] gmail [dot] com)

She's on borrowed time now - has a demo date set and replacement in the works by 2025/2026 according to recent news.

Budget will be 25 million dollars, which seems like a lot until you factor in how much they want to do with this sidewalks, bike paths, etc).

US 201 Kennebec River Bridge
Posted April 3, 2019, by John Roberts (jodyroberts [at] gmail [dot] com)

Figured I'd share a very old photo (its a photo of a damaged photo, unfortunately) of the Waterville-Winslow bridge, as well as the old railroad bridge across the Head of Falls.

Not sure on the date, just that its *old*.

View would be from the hill in Winslow looking down at the crossing.