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Main Street Covered Bridge

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Main Street Covered Bridge

1905 view

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #495352

Description 

Length is an estimate.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Town lattice truss covered bridge over Kennebec River on Main Street
Location
Madison, Somerset County, Maine
Status
Destroyed by fire in 1906
History
Built 1829 as a covered pony truss; repaired 1832 and 1843; fully covered ca.1878;
Builder
- Nathan Houghton
Design
Two-span Town lattice through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.79895, -69.88837   (decimal degrees)
44°47'56" N, 69°53'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/429738/4961000 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92677 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added history, approximate length, & categories "Kennebec River", "Boxed pony truss"
  • April 11, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Main Street Covered Bridge
Posted January 30, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Do we have a source for the burning of this bridge in 1906 as stated on this page? According to the link below as well as LostBridges.org, it was the RAILROAD bridge at Madison that burned in 1906; the wagon bridge got washed out in 1901.

https://www.madisonmaine.com/index.php/play/history/112-the-...