Contributed by Maine State Archives
The Waldo-Hancock Bridge was dedicated on June 9, 1932. This Portland Press Herald clipping from June 10, 1932 is from Governor William Tudor Gardiner's scrapbook in the collection of the Maine State Archives. The bridge was designed by Robinson and Steinman of New York who also supervised the construction. Although the Maine State Legislature appropriated 1.2 million dollars for bridge construction, the bridge was built for $850,000. In 1932 the bridge was awarded First Prize for the Most Beautiful Bridge in the United States by a committee of architects and engineers appointed by the American Institute of Steel Construction.
About This Item
- Title: Waldo-Hancock Bridge Dedication June 9, 1932
- Creation Date: 1932-06-10
- Subject Date: 1932-06-09
- Town: Prospect, Verona
- County: Hancock, Waldo
- State: ME
- Media: Newspaper, ink on paper
- Dimensions: 10.97 cm x 14.92 cm
- Object Type: Text and Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Civil Engineering
- Penobscot River (Me.)
- Waldo-Hancock Bridge (Me.)
- Suspension Bridges
- Bridges (Verona, Me.)
- Bridge construction
For more information about this item, contact:Maine State Archives
84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084
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