Bailey Island Bridge

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Cundys Harbor, Maine
Bailey Island Bridge - The Bailey Island Bridge - the world's ONLY granite cribstone bridge!
Bailey Island Bridge - view of the other side of the cribstone you can see how high they stacked the slabs!
Bailey Island Bridge - Close up so you can see the massive granite slabs and their gaps to permit the tides to flow through.
Bailey Island Bridge - Thank you Roger, I can get rid of those nasty telephone poles all by myself, lol!

Bailey Island Bridge Cundys Harbor Reviews

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Cribstone Bridge Mar 27, 2008
Aware of the many ‘bridge’ fans here at TravBuddy, I am compelled to highlight the unique conduit linking Orr’s and Bailey Islands in Maine. Although there had been a desire for many years to span the gap with the charming name of ‘Will’s Gut’, funding and nasty tides complicated the matter. But the prosperity of the 1920’s and Yankee ingenuity would combine to resolve the dilemma.

Capitalizing on the bounty of local granite, a “cribstone” bridge was constructed. What this implies is a cross hatching of hefty slabs of granite with gaps of sufficient size to allow water to flow back and forth through the structure. At the same time the granite slabs are so heavy that they don’t get washed away! This one-of-a-kind bridge remains in service today and its fascinating architecture resulted in it being named to the “National Register of Historic Places” in 1975. Similarly, the Bailey Island Bridge was recognized as a “Historic Civil Engineering Landmark” in 1984.

Something not to be missed during your tour of Maine, especially because visiting the granite cribstone bridge means you also have to enjoy the natural beauty of Orr’s and Bailey Islands!
Close up so you can see the massiv…
Thank you Roger, I can get rid of …
The Bailey Island Bridge - the wor…
view of the other side of the crib…
vances says:
Wow, Rachel must be seriously checking out Maine. We stopped at 'Simply Divine Heavenly Brownies' in Brunswick last weekend and they showed us the brownie she is apparently passing around at the moment!
Posted on: Aug 22, 2008
blenderboy says:
Dont forget mabels in kennybunkport..have the lobster savannah made famous by rachel gift store in cundys harbor in her garage...nest shopping in MAINE

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Posted on: Aug 22, 2008
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