Bloomfield Bridge, Skowhegan, ca. 1890

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Bloomfield Bridge, Skowhegan, ca. 1890

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Description

The railroad bridge in Skowhegan was built in the 1850s. The picture was taken between 1890 and 1900.

In 1901 the bridge was washed away in a flood. It was rebuilt and lasted until the flood of 1987 when it was destroyed again.

In 1950 the railroad tracks were taken out and a plank surface was put in so people could walk on it. When railroad tracks were taken off there was a big hole along the edge and people could not walk on it until it was rebuilt, in 1989, to then be just a walking bridge. After rebuilding they renamed it the Bloomfield Bridge.

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About This Item

  • Title: Bloomfield Bridge, Skowhegan, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Town: Skowhegan
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 17.5 cm
  • Local Code: walkingbridge.jpg
  • Object Type: Image

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Skowhegan History House
66 Elm Street, PO Box 832, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-6632
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