Remains of Hallowell - Chelsea Bridge, Chelsea, ca. 1873

Contributed by Arthur Moore through Hubbard Free Library

Remains of Hallowell - Chelsea Bridge, Chelsea, ca. 1873

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The granite piers are part of the remains of the ill-fated Hallowell-Chelsea Bridge that was opened in 1860, viewed from the opposite shore in Chelsea. The bridge, at the base of Winthrop Street, provided access from the train station in Hallowell to Chelsea, where Togus was being developed as a resort area. In October of 1869, heavy rains carried away two of the piers, and a February 1870 flood undermined the superstructure of the bridge and carried it down the Kennebec River. The steamboat is the Clarion that connected Hallowell with the Boston boat in Gardiner.

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  • Title: Remains of Hallowell - Chelsea Bridge, Chelsea, ca. 1873
  • Creation Date: circa 1873
  • Subject Date: circa 1873
  • Town: Chelsea, Hallowell
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 25.5 cm
  • Local Code: CP004001
  • Collection: Arthur Moore Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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