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ROAD TRIP WORTHY: Discover The Last Wire Bridge Standing In Maine

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This bridge across the Carrabassett River may be the last wire-supported bridge of its kind in the world in New Portland, Maine, according to Atlas Obscura. New Portland is a town in Somerset County, west of Bangor and north of Augusta. The bridge was built in 1866 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, according to New Portland’s official website.

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New Portland Wire Bridge is a historic suspension bridge in New Portland, Maine. The bridge carries Wire Bridge Road across the Carrabassett River a short way north of the village center. Built in the mid-19th century, it is one of four 19th-century suspension bridges in the state. It is one lane wide, and has a weight limit of 3 tons. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. #teamnikon #305photographyfl #Maine #explore #travelphotography #landscape #wirebridge #oldschool #photographyeveryday #nature #landscape #bridge #photooftheday . . . . #nikon#landscapephotography #landscapelover #landscape_captures #landscapes #landscape_photography #pixel_ig #landscape_hunter #landscape_lovers #agameoftones #ig_masterpiece #ig_exquisite #ig_shotz #global_hotshotz #superhubs #main_vision #master_shots #exclusive_shots

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The Wire Suspension Bridge spans across 198 feet over the width of the Carrabassett River in New Portland and is the only surviving Maine structure of its kind, built in Maine in 1866. David Elder and Captain Charles B. Clark were leaders of the design and construction of the bridge. The towers on either side are made from timber framing and are decked out in cedar shingles. You can see the color difference at the top where the shingles have been shielded from the rain and snow by the ledge. You can walk or drive across the bridge and witness a tranquil view of the water below. On a hot day, wading into the far side of the river from the sandy bank is really pleasant! . . . #maine #maineisbeautiful #summerinmaine #thingstodoinmaine #wirebridge #swimminghole #carrabassettriver #hotsummerday #lifeinnewengland #lifeinmaine #architecturedaily #architecturephoto #civilengineering #bridgeporn #historydaily

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