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Old Main Street Bridge


Photo taken by C Hanchey

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)


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Street Views 


Pratt through truss bridge over Unknown Creek on Old Main Street
Topsham, Sagadahoc County, Maine
In storage or disassembled
Built in 1916 and disassembled and sitting in a parking lot as of 2012
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- United Construction Co. of Albany, New York
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.92325, -69.96367   (decimal degrees)
43°55'24" N, 69°57'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/422638/4863799 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 59215 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2019: New photo from Brian Bartlett
  • December 5, 2015: New photo from Brian Bartlett
  • December 30, 2014: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett
  • June 26, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • January 12, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • January 12, 2014: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Riveted"


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Brian Bartlett - worumbo54 [at] gmail [dot] com


Old Main Street Bridge
Posted November 24, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

For Maine this might actually count as 'preservation', as the bridge is still mostly intact. Generally they are imploded and sent off to the scrapheap. At least there is still a option of rehabilitation/reuse right now, although given the states approach for historic bridges I'd say the chances are negligible and this will eventually be scrapped or just rust away

Its a shame, this would make a great pedestrian bridge. And there are only about a dozen of these American Bridge/United Construction Co. structures left.

Old Main Street Bridge
Posted November 23, 2017, by Phinney White (phin [at] governorbaxter [dot] com)

This bridge is laying in the weeds just feet from where it once stood. Here is a video of the parts:


It is known as the Granny Hole Bridge in Topsham

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Old Main Street Bridge
Posted January 12, 2014, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

if anyone happens to know whats going on with this bridge please post it here.