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Richmond-Dresden Bridge, 1931; this swing-arm bridge is slated for demolition

This bridge has been the bane of bicyclists and pedestrians for 80 years due to the narrow metal grate roadway and complete lack of any sidewalk. Due for replacement.

From; This bridge with a total of five through truss spans, this bridge is among the longer of Maine's surviving riveted metal truss bridges. One of the spans is also a swing span. Designed in a stylistically similar manner as the fixed spans, the swing span would be nearly impossible to pick out if it were not for the swing pier under the center of the span and the bridge tender house. The bridge also features continuous steel stringer approach spans. The bridge was built in 1931, but in the March 1936 flood, a mere five years after the bridge was built three spans were lost. They appear to have been reconstructed in kind, as it is not apparent which spans might date to after 1936.

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  • Uploaded on December 16, 2012
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by BA Bartlett
    • Camera: SONY DSC-HX9V
    • Taken on 2012/12/15 13:30:53
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 9.14mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash