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Sunday River Bridge - Newry ME
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 44° 29.554 W 070° 50.589
19T E 353454 N 4928235
Quick Description: Built in 1872, it is one of Maine's few surviving 19th-century covered bridges.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2018 11:34:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMXJ33
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 5

Long Description:
The first bridge on the site, funded by the town (as were all subsequent bridges), was built in 1811. That bridge was washed away in spring flooding in 1869, and a replacement built in 1871 collapsed that same fall. This bridge was built in 1872, with careful attention to its structural stability. A major spring flooding event in 1927 washed out many bridges in the region, but this bridge was spared because the floodwaters bypassed its foundations. The bridge was bypassed by a realignment of Sunday River Road in 1955, and is now open to pedestrian traffic. It is also known as Artists Bridge.

Source: (visit link)
Street address:
W of Newry, over Sunday River
Newry , ME

County / Borough / Parish: Oxford

Year listed: 1970

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Transportation, Work In Progress

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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