Belvedere Road and Bridge Improvements – Damariscotta ME

Description

Nobleboro-Damariscotta Bridge and Belvedere Rd. were improved with WPA aid in the mid 1930s. The following information is from a 1937 municipal report:

W. P. A. PROJECTS No Appropriations Expenditures:
Nobleboro-Damariscotta Bridge [on Belvedere Rd.] Miscellaneous $14.00
Materials $236.04
Truck $17.22
Superintendence $92.80
Total. $360.06

Belvedere Road
Miscellaneous $7.00
Materials $230.46
Trucks $292.32
Superintendence $82.00

Total Expenditures by Town $971.84
Receipts: Town of Nobleboro, A cost construction of Bridge ~ $180.03

“Note:—The bridge above referred to was totally unfit for travel, and with the co-operation of the Selectmen of Nobleboro and the Federal W. P. A. the project was completed. In the opinion of the Selectmen, the Belvedere road was one of the third class roads badly in need of repair, and we recommend continuation of the project.”

Source notes

ANNUAL REPORT of the Municipal Officers of the Town of Damariscotta for the Year Ending February 27 1937

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on May 17, 2014.

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Location Info


Damariscotta, ME 04543

Coordinates: 44.058122, -69.508622

4 comments on “Belvedere Road and Bridge Improvements – Damariscotta ME

  1. Richard Bostwick

    The photos you show are not of Belvedere Road but of US Route 1, built in the mid 1960’s. Those photos are near where I grew up

    • Gabriel Milner

      Thanks for letting us know. We’ve removed the photo and will look for a more accurate one.

  2. Andrew Laverdiere

    Richard is correct that the overhead bridge is route 1, and was incorrectly labeled by Shaina I think. It is the beginning of where construction on the road was started. The last photo with the truck is the bridge.

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