19-10-24) (WGCB ME-10-24): (1994)
A single-span modified Howe truss, 72' 3" over a dry gully.
Located: On the property of the Cole Land Transportation Museum,
Bangor, Maine, just southwest of the city limits. Directions:
From I-95, exit 182B, continue to the first traffic light, turn left, pass
the Holiday Inn on the left and continue to Perry Street; turn left onto
Perry Street and go 0.5 mile to the museum on the left. Facts about
the bridge are all presented to visitors of the museum on a document titled
“Our Covered Bridge,” which is displayed inside the span.
In 1994, the bridge was added to the exterior display grounds of the Cole
Land Transportation Museum to display the role of the covered bridge in
the history of transportation in this country. The bridge was constructed
using eastern hemlock timbers for the trusses, white pine board and battens
for the siding, and cedar shingles all harvested and milled in Maine.
There is an admission fee to enter the museum but since the bridge is located
on the exterior grounds near the parking lot it can be visited year round
without any admission fee. It is possible, however, that there may
be times the bridge is closed to visitors. The document mentioned above
also states: “The bridge is open during normal Museum hours from May 1st
to November 11th." (May 2006)