Floodwaters at the Waterville and Winslow railroad bridge, 1936

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Floodwaters at the Waterville and Winslow railroad bridge, 1936

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Description

The Kennebec River flowed close beneath the railroad bridge between Waterville and Winslow during the March, 1936 flood. Unlike other bridges in the area and around New England, the bridge survived the flood intact. In the background of the photo is Waterville with Main Street and Front Street buildings visible to the left of the bridge and the Head of Falls neighborhood visible through the middle section of the bridge. The photographer was standing on another bridge connecting Waterville and Winslow, which later washed out due to the flooding and impact of the ice on the structure.

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About This Item

  • Title: Floodwaters at the Waterville and Winslow railroad bridge, 1936
  • Creation Date: 1936
  • Subject Date: 1936
  • Local Name: Head of Falls
  • Town: Waterville, Winslow
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9.2 cm x 14.3 cm
  • Collection: Gifts of Mrs. Otto Larsen
  • Object Type: Image

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Waterville Public Library
73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 692-6777
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