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This is a list of all 3 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Maine River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1839 Basse-Chaîne (Angers)
Angers, France (Maine River)
Bridgemeister ID:993
Structurae ID:0004743
References:AAJ, GHD, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Joseph Chaley
Status:Collapsed, 1850
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:334.66f
Deck width:23.62f
Notes
  • Collapsed under weight of maching troops, April 16, 1850, killing more than 200 soldiers. Collapse precipitated French virtual moratorium on suspension bridge building bringing to a close the prolific era of French wire cable suspension bridges.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Bouchemaine
Bouchemaine, France (Maine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1782
Structurae ID:0010672
Coordinates:N 47.420383 W 0.608567
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
Bouchemaine
Bouchemaine, France (Maine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1324
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Notes
  • Note the interesting stay and suspender arrangement in image. The side spans and much of the center span appear to be supported by stays. Only the center portion of the main span appears to be supported by verticle suspenders.
  • Replaced by Bouchemaine - Bouchemaine, France.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg

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