South Channel Bridge, Skowhegan, ca. 1894

Contributed by Skowhegan History House

Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.

Description

"The arches which show in this picture were not a part of the original structure. They were probably put there in 1894, to sufficiently strengthen the bridge to permit electric car traffic, as the Skowhegan & Norridgewock Traction line was opened that year. These arches presented eight intersections with the granite piers. In the high water of December 16, 1901 five out these eight intersections were ground off by the ice and logs. The bridge was moved on its foundation, but was not swept away. It was replaced by the present iron structure in 1904.

~ Roland T. Patten, Custodian of Historical Views, 1929"

View/Add Comments


About This Item

  • Title: South Channel Bridge, Skowhegan, ca. 1894
  • Creation Date: circa 1894
  • Subject Date: circa 1894
  • Location: Skowhegan, Somerset County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14.5 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: 90.045.3
  • Collection: Henry A. Wyman Collection
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings

Other Keywords


For more information about this item, contact:

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

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

How to cite content on this site


Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please send us a message with this link.