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Bar Mills Memorial Bridge


1937 Boston Bridge Works Bar Mills Memorial Bridge, Rt. 4A, Buxton, Maine

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BH Photo #292656

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This bridge over the Saco River connecting the Buxton and Hollis sides of the historic village of Bar Mills is a World War l Memorial. The bronze Soldiers Monument commemorating World War I veterans from Buxton and Hollis is affixed to a boulder and is placed on the Buxton side of the Memorial Bridge. The official dedication of the Memorial Bridge was held in May of 1938 and drew a crowd of 5,000. The bridge replaced one just a little upriver that was destroyed in the 1936 flood. The Memorial Bridge has been evaluated for replacement by the State DOT (Department of Transportation). Estimated completion is in 2015. Current plans are for a new bridge just a few feet upriver. The stone and bronze monument will be relocated a few feet from its present Buxton side location.


Lost through truss bridge over Saco River on ME 4A (Portland Road) in Hollis
Buxton, York County, Maine
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1987
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Continuous Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 224.1 ft.
Total length: 512.2 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Saco River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.61250, -70.55167   (decimal degrees)
43°36'45" N, 70°33'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/374788/4830005 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bar Mills
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
ME 3333 (Maine bridge number)
BH 19938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 17, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • January 3, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 13, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated name.

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