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Harpswell in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bailey Island Bridge

 
 
Bailey Island Bridge Marker - Plaque 1 image. Click for full size.
By Marc Belanger, May 15, 2014
1. Bailey Island Bridge Marker - Plaque 1
Inscription.
Plaque 1
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Bailey Island Bridge Harpswell, Maine Presented 1984

Plaque 2
This 1150 ft. bridge is an exceptional engineering solution to meet unusual conditions and is the only one of its kind in the world. Open split Maine granite cribwork permits free flow of swift tidal currents, boat traffic, withstands saltwater exposure and ice floes. Completed in 1928. Engineer L.N. Edwards.
 
Erected 1984 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Location. 43° 45.015′ N, 69° 59.236′ W. Marker is in Harpswell, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Harpswell Island Road (Maine Route 24) on Harpswell Island Road. Touch for map. In granite block at northeast corner of bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Bailey Island ME 04003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freeport Maine Civil War Monument (approx. 9.3 miles away); Phippsburg Veterans and Mariners Memorial (approx. 9.3 miles away); Fort Popham State Historic Site (approx. 10.2 miles away); Sites of Forts in this Area

Bailey Island Bridge Marker - Plaque 2 image. Click for full size.
By Marc Belanger
2. Bailey Island Bridge Marker - Plaque 2
(approx. 10.2 miles away); Percival P. Baxter (approx. 10.2 miles away); Fort Popham: Guardian of the Kennebec (approx. 10.2 miles away); Forts on the Kennebec River (approx. 10.2 miles away); Firing a Cannon (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made Features
 
View of Bailey Island Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Marc Belanger, May 15, 2014
3. View of Bailey Island Bridge.
Closeup view of unique construction. image. Click for full size.
By Marc Belanger, May 15, 2014
4. Closeup view of unique construction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2017, by Marc Belanger of Taunton, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2017, by Marc Belanger of Taunton, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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