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Bucksport in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Waldo-Hancock Bridge

 
 
Waldo-Hancock Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2008
1. Waldo-Hancock Bridge Marker
Inscription.  This unique suspension bridge opened in 1931. The total span 2040 feet (about 7 football fields) at a height of 135 feet. Each 206 foot tower rests on a concrete pier, that required six days of continuously pouring concrete to build. Final cost for the bridge was $850,000 and today's replacement cost is well In excess of $40 million. This bridge and the nearby Deer Isle - Sedgwick Bridge share the same basic design.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 44° 34.254′ N, 68° 47.546′ W. Marker is in Bucksport, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (Maine Route 15) and Central Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located along the Bucksport Waterfront Walkway, near Rufus Googins Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bucksport ME 04416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penobscot River (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Knox (about 700 feet away); The Phineas Heywood House (about 700 feet away); The Town of Bucksport
Waldo-Hancock Bridge & Penobscot Narrows Bridge<br>(<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 20, 2008
2. Waldo-Hancock Bridge & Penobscot Narrows Bridge
(view from near marker)
”New” Penobscot Narrows Bridge (opened in 2006) behind
“Old” Waldo-Hancock Bridge (1931-2013) in front
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Sawmill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Legend of the Buck Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rich in Heritage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Times of War (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bucksport.
 
Regarding Waldo-Hancock Bridge. The Waldo-Hancock Bridge was replaced by the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in 2006, and subsequently demolished in 2013.
 
Also see . . .
1. Waldo–Hancock Bridge (Wikipedia). The Waldo–Hancock Bridge was the first long-span suspension bridge erected in Maine, as well as the first permanent bridge across the Penobscot River below Bangor. The name comes from connecting Waldo and Hancock counties. The bridge was built in 1931 and retired in 2006, when the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge was opened just a few yards away, and it was demolished in 2013. (Submitted on April 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Penobscot Narrows Bridge (Wikipedia). The Penobscot Narrows Bridge is a 2,120 feet long cable-stayed bridge that carries US 1/Maine Route 3 over the Penobscot River. It
Waldo-Hancock Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2008
3. Waldo-Hancock Bridge
(from Penobscot Narrows Bridge visitor center)
connects Verona Island to Prospect, in the U.S. state of Maine. It replaced the Waldo–Hancock Bridge, built in 1931. (Submitted on April 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Waldo-Hancock Bridge Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2008
4. Waldo-Hancock Bridge Tower
(from Penobscot Narrows Bridge visitor center, Bucksport, Maine in distant background)
Waldo-Hancock Bridge<br>& Penobscot Narrows Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2008
5. Waldo-Hancock Bridge
& Penobscot Narrows Bridge
(side-by-side view from Penobscot Bridge Observation Tower)
Penobscot Narrows Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2008
6. Penobscot Narrows Bridge
Replaced the Waldo-Hancock Bridge in 2006.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Jul. 5, 2022