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Little Ossipee River Bridge


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Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Little Ossipee River on Balch Mill Road
York County, Maine
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1892; replaced 2006
PREVIOUS: Three panel riveted Warren pony truss with supporting beams added under panel points. NBI date is 1892 which may refer to substructure. Bridge is ca 1915.
CURRENT: Ugly new bridge, steel stringer, unsightly Armco railings
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.60083, -70.89000   (decimal degrees)
43°36'03" N, 70°53'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/347457/4829275 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Great East Lake
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
ME 1198 (Maine bridge number)
BH 52959 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67.1 (out of 100)
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Built during 1910s (9,641)
Have street view (26,956)
Lost (24,756)
Maine (699)
Owned by township (2,706)
Pony truss (16,187)
Replaced by new bridge (16,596)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,673)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,196)
Truss (32,804)
Warren pony truss (3,359)
Warren truss (6,567)
York County, Maine (50)

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • April 23, 2014: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated status: bridge was never rehabilitated; only replaced.
  • July 18, 2012: Added by Nathan Holth



Little Ossipee River Bridge
Posted April 23, 2014, by Matt Lohry

So when Maine says "rehabilitated", it really means "replaced", obviously...no Warren truss to be found here; only a plain steel stringer with really ugly Armco railings. Sheesh...