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MEC - Gulf Stream Trestle

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Gulf Stream Trestle, Bingham, ME 1910

Gulf Stream Trestle (1904-1976) on the Somerset Railroad, Bingham, Maine. It carried tourists north to Moosehead Lake, and huge amounts of timber south to the mills.

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BH Photo #306250

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Description 

Built by the Somerset Railroad to connect Moosehead Lake to southern Maine. After becoming part of the Maine Central system, the railroad was abandoned in 1933. The bridge continued to see use for log trucks until it was removed in 1976.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Gulf Stream on Maine Central Railroad
Location
Somerset County, Maine
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1904, RR abandoned 1933, removed 1976
Railroads
- Maine Central Railroad (MEC)
- Somerset Railroad
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 600.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.11242, -69.84483   (decimal degrees)
45°06'45" N, 69°50'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/433544/4995786 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mahoney Hill
Inventory number
BH 63846 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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