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Eagle Lake Bridge, Spanning Carriage Road on Eagle Lake Road (Route 2, Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
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Spanning Carriage Road on Eagle Lake Road (Route 2, Bar Harbor vicinity, ME
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER ME-55
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N356).
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1974 subsequent work
Significance: The Eagle Lake Road Bridge provides a grade separation between its namesake road (now Maine Route 3) and a carriage road connector. Such structures help ensure traffic efficiency while eliminating the dangers of a grade level crossing. The Gothic or pointed arch bridge is one of only two such structures on the system. The widening of the bridge in 1974-75 won two national awards for the technological feat which preserved the historic appearance of the bridge. The bridge is one of the most visible of the eighteen stone-faced bridges on the Rockefeller carriage road system, and is probably viewed by more Acadia park visitors than any other structure, due to its location just off the popular Eagle Lake Loop carriage road.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Bosworth, William Welles
Simpson, Paul D.
B W Candage & Sons
Rockefeller, John D.
Ralston, S. F.
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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