Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge (HM14FP)

Location: Belfast, ME 12010 Waldo County
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N 44° 25.87', W 69° 0.602'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

The first bridge to span the Passagassawakeag River at this site was built by private investors in 1806. Known as the Lower Bridge and made of wood, it featured a drawbridge which allowed schooners to travel up the river as far as the wharfs at City Point. In June 1920, three days before construction was to begin on a new concrete and granite bridge, a truck carrying movie films broke through the draw (see inset). The new bridge, known as the Veterans Memorial Bridge was dedicated to the veterans of WWI by Gov. Percival Baxter on October 8, 1921.
The pronunciation of Passagassawakeag is PAS-SAG'-AS-SA-WAU'-KEAG. It is a Penobscot Indian word meaning "Sturgeon-His Place" or the more descriptive version, "the place for spearing sturgeon by torchlight."
HM NumberHM14FP
Marker Number22
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 1:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 499201 N 4919763
Decimal Degrees44.43116667, -69.01003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 25.87', W 69° 0.602'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 25' 52.20" N, 69° 0' 36.12" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14 Railroad St, Belfast ME 12010, US
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