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Belfast in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Memorial Bridge

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
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Inscription. The first bridge to span the Passagassawakeag River at this site was built by private investors in 1806. Known as the Lower Bridge and made of wood, it featured a drawbridge which allowed schooners to travel up the river as far as the wharfs at City Point. In June 1920, three days before construction was to begin on a new concrete and granite bridge, a truck carrying movie films broke through the draw (see inset). The new bridge, known as the Veterans Memorial Bridge was dedicated to the veterans of WWI by Gov. Percival Baxter on October 8, 1921.
The pronunciation of Passagassawakeag is PAS-SAG'-AS-SA-WAU'-KEAG. It is a Penobscot Indian word meaning "Sturgeon-His Place" or the more descriptive version, "the place for spearing sturgeon by torchlight."
 
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 22.)
 
Location. 44° 25.87′ N, 69° 0.602′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on Pierce Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located at the west end of the footbridge over the river. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast ME 04915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By James True, May 29, 2012
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are within walking distance of this marker. Biggest Little City (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Mayor (approx. ¼ mile away); Stylish Lodging (approx. ¼ mile away); Making a Living (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Silver Screen (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Belfast Historical Society Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Circus Comes to Town (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Albert W. Stevens (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belfast.
 
More about this marker. Marker #22 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
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By James True, May 29, 2012
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By James True, September 1, 2012
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