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Norridgewock Covered Bridge

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Norridgewock Covered Bridge

Photo from old postcard

View this photo at upload.wikimedia.org

BH Photo #515007

Description 

According to LostBridges.org, only two bridges in New England were covered with a gambrel (barn-shaped) roof, with this being one and the Republican Bridge in New Hampshire being the other.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Town lattice truss covered bridge over Kennebec River on Bridge Street
Location
Norridgewock, Somerset County, Maine
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1870 (1849 also cited); removed December 1929
Builder
- Mr. Pierce
Design
Town lattice through truss with arches added later
Dimensions
Total length: 538.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.71690, -69.79726   (decimal degrees)
44°43'01" N, 69°47'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/436855/4951811 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95881 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added dimensions, builder, & description
  • January 13, 2022: New photos from Geoff Hubbs

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