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Meeting House Bridge, Spanning Boston & Maine Railroad 0.1 mile east of Biddleford Road, Arundel, York County, ME

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Significance: Meeting House Bridge has state-level significance as an increasingly rare example of timber-truss bridge technology. Howe-patent trusses such as this, combining wooden compression members with wrought-iron tension rods, were widely used by railroads because of their low initial cost, easy construction, and durability if properly protected from the weather. The Boston and Maine Railroad had a special affinity for wooden bridges, which it continued to build as late as the first decade of the 20th century.
Survey number: HAER ME-51
Building/structure dates: 1908 Initial Construction

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1969 - 1980
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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Boston & Maine Railroad
Clouette, Bruce, historian
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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