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This is a list of all 32 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state Maine. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of states.
1853 Mill Pond
Kingfield, Maine, USA (Carrabasset River)
Bridgemeister ID:45
References:AAJ, BPL
Principals:Daniel Beedy
Use:Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Status:Replaced, 1916
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Main span:190f
Deck width:15f

Notes
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1856 Strong
Strong, Maine, USA (Sandy River)
Bridgemeister ID:53
References:BPL
Principals:Daniel Beedy
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:254f
Deck width:13f

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1868 Wire
New Portland, Maine, USA (Carrabasset River)
Bridgemeister ID:69
Structurae ID:0001115
O'Donnell ID:768
Coordinates:N 44.890783 W 70.0925
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BC3, BPL, GBD, LAB, RDH
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:198.4f
Notes
  • BPL says c. 1866. Historic landmark plaque at bridge also says 1866.
  • Extensive repairs, 1960.
Photo by David Denenberg
1872 Gilead
Gilead, Maine, USA (Androscoggin River)
Bridgemeister ID:2157
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1923
Main cables:Wire
Main span:192f
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1883 Swinging
Skowhegan, Maine, USA (Kennebec River)
Bridgemeister ID:1575
References:KJ20030410
Use:Footbridge
Status:Collapsed, 1888
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • KJ20030410: "[The] span collapsed in 1888: it turned out the steel cables were not all steel, they had a core of hemp, according to the history 'Skowhegan on the Kennebec'."
  • Replaced by 1888 Swinging - Skowhegan, Maine, USA.
1888 Swinging
Skowhegan, Maine, USA (Kennebec River)
Bridgemeister ID:1576
References:KJ20030410
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1901
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1891 (footbridge)
Lewiston, Maine, USA (Island Garden Amusement Park)
Bridgemeister ID:264
Use:Footbridge
Status:Dismantled, 1903
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Nancy Fraser writes: "The pedestrian suspension bridge [was] located at Island Garden Amusement Park in Lewiston, Maine. It started at the water gate house that you can see and led to an island over the water falls where they had entertainment. It was in existence in Lewiston from 1891 to 1903. It was later sold to Amos Gerald of Fairfield, Maine to be used for the trolley line leading to Casco Castle and Amusement Park in South Freeport, Maine."
  • Moved to (footbridge) - South Freeport, Maine, USA.
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1892 Androscoggin Pedestrian (Swinging, Androscoggin Swinging)
Topsham and Brunswick, Maine, USA (Androscoggin River)
Bridgemeister ID:101
Coordinates:N 43.91725 W 69.97231
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:PPH19991019, PPH20050801
Principals:John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1936
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1902 Swinging
Skowhegan, Maine, USA (Kennebec River)
Bridgemeister ID:1577
References:KJ20030410
Use:Footbridge
Status:Demolished, 1936
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1903 Ticonic (Tupenny, Two Cent)
Waterville, Maine, USA (Kennebec River)
Bridgemeister ID:110
Structurae ID:0004782
O'Donnell ID:79
Coordinates:N 44.55073 W 69.62728
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Edwin D. Graves
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:400f
Deck width:6f
Photo by David Denenberg
1931 Waldo-Hancock
Verona and Bucksport vicinity, Maine, USA (Penobscot River)
Bridgemeister ID:175
Structurae ID:0001116
O'Donnell ID:847 (more: 847)
Coordinates:N 44.56 W 68.80333
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, ADDS, GBD, SSS, USS
Principals:Robinson and Steinman
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:Bypassed, 2006 (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:800f
Side spans:2 x 350f
Deck width:27f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by R.T. Dowling Photo by Mike Seligman
1936 Androscoggin Pedestrian (Swinging)
Topsham and Brunswick, Maine, USA (Androscoggin River)
Bridgemeister ID:182
Structurae ID:0007193
O'Donnell ID:78
Coordinates:N 43.91725 W 69.97231
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:PPH19991019, PPH20050801
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:332f
Deck width:6f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Travis Sparks Photo by Steven Smith
1936 Swinging
Skowhegan, Maine, USA (Kennebec River)
Bridgemeister ID:363
O'Donnell ID:80
Coordinates:N 44.76244 W 69.72064
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:KJ20030410
Principals:Gerald Marble
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:220f
Notes
  • Connects Skowhegan Island to Alder Street across the south channel of the Kennebec River.
  • Repaired, 1995. Rehabilitation planned for July-August, 2006.
  • Replaced 1902 Swinging - Skowhegan, Maine, USA.
Photo by Robbin E. Lanpher
1939 Deer Isle
Sedgwick, Maine, USA (Eggemoggin Reach)
Bridgemeister ID:193
Structurae ID:0000558
O'Donnell ID:845
Coordinates:N 44.290167 W 68.691383
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BBR, IT1999F
Principals:Robinson and Steinman
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,080f
Side spans:2 x 484f
Photo by David Denenberg Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1993 Smokey's Dream
Hartland, Maine, USA (Sebasticook River)
Bridgemeister ID:352
O'Donnell ID:81
Coordinates:N 44.88943 W 69.46198
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:PQU
Use:Snowmobile
Status:In use (last checked, 2003)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:190f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1997 Wentzell's Crossing
Dixfield and Mexico, Maine, USA (Webb River)
Bridgemeister ID:242
O'Donnell ID:767
Principals:Mexico Trailblazers, Poodunck Snowmobile Club
Use:Snowmobile
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
2010 Mousam River Crossing
Sanford, Maine, USA (Mousam River)
Bridgemeister ID:2542
Use:Snowmobile
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:104f
(footbridge)
Fort Kent, Maine, USA and Clair, New Brunswick, Canada (St. John River)
Bridgemeister ID:252
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Print, collection of David Denenberg
(footbridge)
Pittsfield, Maine, USA (Sebasticook River - Manson Park)
Bridgemeister ID:852
O'Donnell ID:82
Coordinates:N 44.77880 W 69.37425
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge and Snowmobile
Status:In use (last checked, 2002)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
(footbridge)
Rumford Falls, Maine, USA
Bridgemeister ID:265
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
(footbridge)
Rumford, Maine, USA (Androscoggin River)
Bridgemeister ID:1696
O'Donnell ID:766
Coordinates:N 44.55148 W 70.54430
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge and Pipeline
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:300f
Notes
  • John A Roebling's Son Co. added the pipeline onto an existing footbridge. From a Roebling ad: "... supports a 400 foot section of the 30 inch diameter water line (capacity 12,000,000 gpd) across the Androscoggin River. A substantial saving was accomodated by erecting this bridge with its 300 ft. center span adjacent to and attached to an existing footbridge."
  • See (pipeline bridge) - Rumford, Maine, USA. The pipelines were constructed as part of the same project.
Photo by David Denenberg
(footbridge)
South Freeport, Maine, USA (Spar Creek - Casco Castle and Amusement Park)
Bridgemeister ID:268
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photos by John J. Turner, courtesy of David Emmith
(pipeline bridge)
Rumford, Maine, USA
Bridgemeister ID:2035
Principals:John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Use:Pipeline
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:8
Notes
  • Described in a Roebling ad: "...carries 900 ft. of a 14 inch diameter stainless steel pulpline [build for Oxford Paper Co.] over a canal and uneven terrain. It has eight spans, the longest of which is 166 ft. Rigidity of the suspension system was achieved by running a pair of tie cables from one anchorage to the other, connecting all tower tops. The cost of a steel trestle to support this pulpline would have been much higher."
  • See (footbridge) - Rumford, Maine, USA. The pipelines were constructed as part of the same project.
(snowmobile bridge)
Houlton, Maine, USA (Meduxnekeag River)
Bridgemeister ID:2543
Use:Snowmobile
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Intended for ATV and snowmobile traffic. Likely completed in 2008 or 2009.
(snowmobile bridge)
Newry vicinity, Maine, USA (Bear River)
Bridgemeister ID:2478
O'Donnell ID:763
Coordinates:N 44.52933 W 70.82639
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Snowmobile
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:105f
Notes
  • Possibly built 1996. Sign on bridge says "Windy Valleys Sno-Mobile Club 1996".
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(snowmobile bridge)
North Leeds vicinity, Maine, USA (Dead River)
Bridgemeister ID:2480
O'Donnell ID:770
Coordinates:N 44.35437 W 70.15510
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Snowmobile
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:185f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(snowmobile bridge)
Roxbury, Maine, USA (Swift River)
Bridgemeister ID:2479
O'Donnell ID:765
Coordinates:N 44.67360 W 70.60651
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Snowmobile
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:140f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(snowmobile bridge)
West Palmyra, Maine, USA
Bridgemeister ID:851
Coordinates:N 44.83099 W 69.40539
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Snowmobile
(suspension bridge)
Bowlin Camps, Maine, USA (Penobscot River E. Branch - Hay Lake vicinity)
Bridgemeister ID:277
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
(swinging bridge)
Fairfield, Maine, USA
Bridgemeister ID:308
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Hastings Trail
Hastings, Maine, USA (Wild River)
Bridgemeister ID:335
O'Donnell ID:762
Coordinates:N 44.35558 W 70.9923
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:PQU
Use:Footbridge
Main span:180f
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood 1995, rebuilt 1997.
Wiggly
York, Maine, USA
Bridgemeister ID:369
Structurae ID:0007194
O'Donnell ID:214
Coordinates:N 43.136717 W 70.650033
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by David Denenberg

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