10 Unique Bridges to See in Maine This Summer
From one of the oldest wire bridges in America, to the brand new cable-stayed bridge with one of the best views in Maine! We have every type of bridge you could imagine, here are some to look for as you travel the state this summer.
This bridge connects the main land to Little Deer Isle. It was named one of the most beautiful bridges in Maine in 2017 by Culture Trip.
This bridge, built in 1911, is the most northerly and the youngest of Maine's original covered bridges.-Maine.Gov
It's worth the trip to see if you are in the area. Get out and walk the sidewalk across it. Get down and see the architectural engineering up and close and underneath! 10,000 tons of granite was used to build this in 1927-28.- Wilson P., Lancaster, PA
It is a suspension bridge that spans the Kennebec River between the city of Waterville and the town of Winslow. They say it is one of the oldest surviving wire-cable steel suspension bridges and also is considered to be the last known extant toll footbridge in the US. They have done a nice restoration of the bridge and sitting area on both sides.- Kelly M., Andover, MA
traveling up route 3 and found this jewel. You can see it from a distance but until you see it up close and personnel you will not fully appreciate its engineering beauty. It has an observation point at the top of one of the columns.- rabh2o_h4, Newnan, GA
Doing fall things... #HemlockBridge #FallIsHere 🍂🍃 A photo posted by Mariel Houston (@marielhouston) on
This is a beautiful covered bridge. I visited in October and while my only company was a few fisherman, the trees where starting to turn making this a great place for photo's, a lunch or just a bit of reflection. Located about an hour and half North west of Portland, this is an easy day trip to the country and well worth it!- Trypp Adams, Minneanapolis, MN
We visited upon a late September day when the bridge was framed by fall foliage - what a sight to behold! This unique structure spans the Carrabassett River in New Portland and is the only survivor of 4 such bridges built in Maine in the 1800's, and, perhaps, the only such bridge still standing in the U.S. today.The towers which span over 198 feet are constructed of timber framing and covered with boards protected by cedar shingles. .- NatureLover212, NJ
Merry Christmas says our little covered bridge. #Maine #Christmas #coveredbridge #Robyville #Corinth #Kenduskeag #winter #snow #river A photo posted by Jamie Miller (@jamiefriggin) on
Years ago the area had a gristmill. Where there is a gristmill a village will follow and so Robeyville was born. The covered bridge was built to go over the Kenduskeag River in Robeyville, which is in Corinth. The bridge, built between 1870 and 1872, is one of the only ones left that has shingles on the roof and sides. Robey was the last name of the man that bought the mill and the town grew after the purchase, thus the name.-Kathy A., Eatontown, NJ
Caption this photo. #MaineThing #bridge #scenicME 🌉 📷 credit: @mikelipics A photo posted by Visit Maine (@visitmaine) on
The historic bridge does sway a little but not enough to be scary for children. Park right at the bridge on either side and walk across and enjoy the beautiful river view, or stretch your legs on the pretty, cool, hiking path of which it is now a part.- The T. Healy, AK
Bridge to Maine 😁 #maine #piscatiquabridge #home A photo posted by sarah.elizabeth* (@surpriseanddazzleme) on
Opened in 1972, this bridge was the first fixed crossing that connects Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. (The two older spans, Memorial & Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, are both lift bridges).- Guy, Boston, MA