Steel draw bridge over the "Gut," South Bristol, ca. 1926

Contributed by South Bristol Historical Society


The superstructure of a bridge dominates the center of this image of South Bristol village, looking north toward the mainland from Rutherford Island. The bridge, a "bob-tailed" through-girder steel draw bridge, was built in 1921 to replace a deteriorated wooden bridge built in 1903, which in its turn replaced an 1891 bridge. The buildings on either side of the bridge housed locally-owned businesses including a grocery store, dry goods store, and a drug store.

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  • Title: Steel draw bridge over the "Gut," South Bristol, ca. 1926
  • Creation Date: circa 1926
  • Subject Date: circa 1926
  • Local Name: The Gut
  • Town: South Bristol
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8.2 cm x 12.3 cm
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

South Bristol Historical Society
P. O. Box 229, South Bristol, ME 04568

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