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Item 13779

Title: Waldo-Hancock Bridge work, 1960

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: 1960

Location: Prospect; Verona

Media: Black and White Photograph

Item 13792

Title: Waldo-Hancock Bridge repairs, 1960

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: 1960

Location: Prospect; Verona

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 62169

Title: Connecting beams of new bridge, Lubec, 1962

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: 1962-02-09

Location: Lubec

Media: B&W Polaroid photograph

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Item 70749

Address: Assessor's Record, 147-183 Presumpscot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Rendering Company

Use: Bridge

Item 82416

Address: Bridges property, E. Side Oak Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Dora B. Bridges

Use: Dwelling

Item 88116

Address: Bridges property, Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Dora B. Bridges

Use: Store

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Waldo-Hancock Bridge Dedication, June 9, 1932

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge is in the process of being dismantled after over 70 years of service. The Maine State Archives has a number of records related to the history of this famous bridge that are presented in this exhibition.


Brunswick-Topsham pedestrian bridge, ca. 1920

The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.


Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

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Bridge Under Construction at East New Portland November 29th, 1923

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

A multi-village history of this western Maine town as created by students and teachers from MSAD #74, the New Portland Community Library, and the New Portland Historical Society. Exhibits are divided into sections examining North New Portland Village, East New Portland Village, and West New Portland Village.


Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.


Ox Cart at N.W. Marston's Store, South Lubec, ca. 1880

Lubec, Maine

A history of the easternmost town in Maine as created by the Lubec Historical Society, Lubec Consolidated School, Lubec Landmarks, and Lubec Memorial Library. Exhibits include the sardine and herring industries, the Sardine Queen, the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the 1911 Centennial Celebration, the S. S. Cumberland Steamer, the gold hoax, an important community quilt, a tragic boating accident, and the blizzard of 1934, among others.