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Bethel Covered Bridge

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Bethel Covered Bridge

Photo from old postcard

BH Photo #485177

Description 

This bridge was a three-span double-lane bridge over the Androscoggin River. In the photo, note that the closest span was built at an angle, due to the different heights of the riverbanks. The bridge was razed in 1927.

Total length given is an estimate.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Town lattice through truss covered bridge over Androscoggin River on Church Street in Bethel.
Location
Bethel, Oxford County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1868-1869; replaced 1927
Design
Double-barreled, Town lattice through truss
Three spans of 76'; 145'; 150'
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.41638, -70.79717   (decimal degrees)
44°24'59" N, 70°47'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/356924/4919691 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91136 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added photos, dimensions, & categories "Androscoggin River", "Double-barreled"
  • February 1, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • May 29, 2021: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added description.
  • November 4, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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