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Waldo-Hancock Bridge repairs, 1960

Contributed by Maine State Archives

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge, from the town of Prospect (in Waldo County) to the town of Verona (in Hancock County), was begun in 1929 and completed in 1931.

The bridge underwent substantial repairs between 1959-1961. This photograph is during those extensive repairs and is a close-up view of the roadbed under repair, with exposed reinforcing iron bars (rebar).

In early 2004, after 70 years of service, the bridge was slated for replacement. The Maine Department of Transportation determined that the suspension cables deteriorated to a degree that it is not cost-effective to rehabilitate.

Other Information

  • Title: Waldo-Hancock Bridge repairs, 1960
  • Creator: Maine Department of Transportation
  • Creation Date: 1960
  • Subject Date: 1960
  • Town: Prospect, Verona
  • County: Hancock, Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black and white photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 25.4
  • Local Code: msa00006
  • Collection: Maine Department of Transportation Bridge Files
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
(207) 287-5795

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