Maine has got some unique bridges. I know of three so far. One is Wire Bridge, one is South of us and one is North of us. I don’t know the names of those two, but as we visit them and get to know them, I’ll be sure to gather some information on them and pass it along here.
As I mentioned in my last post, Seth and I visited Wire Bridge in New Portland, Maine and as I just mentioned above, Wire Bridge is unique. It’s made of small cables and wood. The arches are sided with Cedar shingles and the drive area is comprised of wood as well. I’m not sure of that type of wood, but as we watched cars travel from one side of the bridge to the other, the entire drive area flexed as if the vehicle was riding on a mattress. The bridge also moves. The cables are like swing set chains and the wood is free floating.
Both Seth and I took a whole bunch of pictures. I’m sure he’ll edit his and post them somewhere, but in the meantime, here are mine. I do want to mention that the area doesn’t only host the bridge. It appeared as though there was some sort of park on the other side as well as hiking trails. People were swimming in the Carrabassett River, having all sorts of fun. We didn’t go far because all we wanted to see was the bridge, but I’m sure we could have spent some time there.
Would you like to see some photos Laura took of the Wire Bridge? Check them out by clicking the link in the previous sentence.