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