Cribstone Bridge - created by dhoebeke


Cribstone Bridge
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  • Camera: Canon
  • Camera model: Canon PowerShot A85
  • Exposure time: 1/400
  • Aperture: f/2.8

The Bailey Island Bridge, commonly known as the Cribstone Bridge, is a 1,150-foot bridge constructed in 1928, connecting Orr’s Island and Bailey Island in southern coastal Maine. It is a cobwork bridge, using granite slabs as cribstones, acquired from local quarries in nearby Yarmouth, Maine. The slabs, longer than they are wide, were laid horizontally, first lengthwise, and then crosswise, in several layers. No mortar or cement was used. The open cribbing allows the tide to ebb and flow freely without increasing tidal current to any great degree. Some 10,000 tons of granite were used in the project. The Bailey Island Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975; on July 19, 1984, it was recognized as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The Bailey Island Bridge is reported to be the only granite cribstone bridge in the world. (5 years and 80 days ago)

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Denlig says:

Very interesting description, I did not know this type of bridge

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