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Penobscot Bridge, Spanning Penobscot River at Route 15, Bangor, Penobscot County, ME



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Item Title
Penobscot Bridge, Spanning Penobscot River at Route 15, Bangor, Penobscot County, ME

Location
Spanning Penobscot River at Route 15, Bangor, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER ME-52
Building/structure dates: 1902 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1911 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1934 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1963 subsequent work
Significance: This bridge is the last remaining Baltimore (Petit) through-truss bridge in the state. The current structure represents three different phases of construction: Phase 1 - the center span was erected in 1902 by the American Bridge Co. to replace the center wooden covered section lost in spring flooding; Phase 2 - the spans at either end of the center span were added in 1911 by the Boston Bridge Works Co. to replace the remaining wooden covered bridge section; and Phase 3 - three pony trusses (no longer extant) were erected at the west end of the existing structure; replaced with a steel girder truss section in 1934 and 1963.

Subjects
Steel Girder Bridges
Transportation
Bridge Construction


Related Names
American Bridge Company
Boston Bridge Works


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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