Contributed by Skowhegan History House
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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.
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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Railroad bridges
- Bloomfield Bridge (Skowhegan, Me.)--Photographs
- Pedestrian bridges
For more information about this item, contact:Skowhegan History House
66 Elm Street, PO Box 832, Skowhegan, ME 04976
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