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Skowhegan Covered Bridge (North Channel)

Description 

The first pair of bridges on Island Avenue were built in 1809.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kennebec River on Island Avenue
Location
Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1855 by Enoch L. Childs; repaired 1883 and 1892; trolley tracks added 1894; replaced 1903 by steel pony truss
Builder
- Enoch L. Childs
Railroad
- Interurban
Design
Pratt through truss, later strengthened by the addition of multiple kingpost trusses and arches
Dimensions
Total length: 123.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.76467, -69.71964   (decimal degrees)
44°45'53" N, 69°43'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/443049/4957060 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 96158 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman

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