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Hemlock Bridge, Spanning Maple Spring Brook on West Sargent Mounta, Northeast Harbor, Hancock County, ME
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Spanning Maple Spring Brook on West Sargent Mounta, Northeast Harbor vicinity, ME
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER ME-34
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N341).
Building/structure dates: 1924 initial construction
Significance: One of only two Gothic-arched bridges on the Rockefeller carriage road system, Hemlock Bridge is one of eight major stone bridges on the "Around-the-Mountain" carriage road loop. The pointed arch design was chosen for its harmony with the pointed hemlock trees which surround the site. Like several of the other spans, Hemlock Bridge serves as a viewing platform, offering a splendid vista of Somes Sound and the Western Mountain mass.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Bosworth, William Welles
Simpson, Paul D.
Rockefeller, John D.
B W Canadage & Son
Heydt, Charles O.
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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