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Bar Mills Bridge

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Bar Mills Bridge

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BH Photo #507109

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lenticular truss bridge over Saco River on Main Street
Location
Bar Mills, York County, Maine
Status
Destroyed by flooding and replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1880 to replace a covered bridge that burned; destroyed in 1936 flood; replaced 1937
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
two Lenticular through trusses, a lenticular pony and some stringers.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.61291, -70.55104   (decimal degrees)
43°36'46" N, 70°33'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/374840/4830049 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94321 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date & categories "Pin-connected", "8-panel truss", "5-panel truss", "Stone piers"
  • September 14, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: tweaked truss types
  • September 13, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Bar Mills Bridge
Posted September 14, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I'd love to know what was there before to explain the pier spacing.