— 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.
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|Placed By||The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 1:50am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 499201 N 4919763|
|Decimal Degrees||44.43116667, -69.01003333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 25.87', W 69° 0.602'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 25' 52.20" N, 69° 0' 36.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14 Railroad St, Belfast ME 12010, US|
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