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Duck Brook Bridge, Spanning Duck Brook between Witch Hole Loop & New , Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
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Spanning Duck Brook between Witch Hole Loop & New, Bar Harbor vicinity, ME
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER ME-40
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N346).
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Significance: The most graceful of the Rockefeller carriage roads, Duck Brook Bridge provides access to the Witch Hole Pond and Paradise Hill carriage road loops from Bar Harbor. The granite-faced reinforced concrete bridge spans the deep ravine of Duck Brook on three massive semicircular arches. Landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand devoted considerable attention to the site and oversaw a complex planting plan to "frame" and accentuate the bridge; unfortunately, these plantings were destroyed in the 1947 fire which swept over much of Mount Desert Island.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Stoughton, Charles W.
Rockefeller, John D.
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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