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New Portland Suspension Bridge, Spanning Carrabasset River, New Portland, Somerset County, ME



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Location
Spanning Carrabasset River, New Portland, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER ME-3
Building/structure dates: 1866 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1936 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1961 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 2005 subsequent work
Significance: The New Portland (Wire) Bridge is the only early American suspension bridge that remains basically unaltered, aside from John A. Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct.The New Portland Suspension Bridge is the only extant example of a suspension bridge with covered wood towers in the United States.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Suspension Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Elder, David
Clark, Capt. Charles B.
Maine Department Of Transportation
Ellet, Charles
Beedy, Daniel
Roebling, John
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Bennett, Lola, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL ELEVATION VIEW
2. GENERAL 3/4 ELEVATION VIEW 3. 'BARREL SHOT VIEW,' SHOWING TOP OF ANCHORAGE 4. 'BARREL SHOT' VIEW FROM OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF VIEW #3
5. DETAIL VIEW OF TOWER
6. DETAIL VIEW OF ANCHORAGE WITH TOWER IN BACKGROUND
7. GENERAL VIEW OF TOWER, TAKEN FROM STREAMBED
8. DETAIL VIEW OF TOWER, TAKEN FROM STREAMBED
9. DETAIL VIEW OF STONE FOUNDATION FOR TOWER
10. DETAIL VIEW OF TOWER, TAKEN FROM BRIDGE DECK
11. DETAIL VIEW OF ANCHORAGE
12. DETAIL VIEW OF LINKS USED AS PART OF ANCHORAGE
13. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF TOWER
14. DETAIL VIEW OF TOWER, SHOWING METHOD OF TIMBER FRAMING


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