Somesville Bridge – Saco ME

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Somesville Bridge is a 340 ft long 5 span continuous steel girder bridge that spans the northerly branch of the Saco River between the cities of Saco and Biddeford in York County. This was one of 26 bridges that were badly damaged or destroyed by the 1936 flood. A state highway commission report notes that the reconstruction of these bridges were U.S. Works Program Flood Relief projects and were handled under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Public Roads, U.S. Department of Agriculture. All bridges were placed under construction in 1936 and the Somesville Bridge was completed in 1937 utilizing a steel stringer design. In 2015 the bridge was replaced with a new bridge and completed in 2016.

Source notes

Historic Bridges of Maine: 350 Years of Bridge and Roadway Design Edited by David E. Gardner & Lisa Churchill-Dickson

Maine DOT Preliminary Design Report Somesville Bridge #3412 over Saco River Saco-Biddeford, Maine

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on August 22, 2021.

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Saco, ME 04072

Coordinates: 43.499239, -70.456515

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