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Sunday River Bridge

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Sunday River Bridge - Newry, Maine

Photos by Ben Prepelka
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Sunday River Covered Bridges - Newry, Maine      The Sunday River Covered Bridge, located about four miles from North Bethel, is better known as the Artist's Covered Bridge. Attracting both artists and photographers for over a century, this beautiful western Maine setting is likely the most photographed of all the remaining covered bridges in Maine.
     Flowing down from Mount Carlo in the Mahoosuc Range, the Sunday River is joined by more than a half dozen brooks and streams on its 14 mile run to the Androscoggin River. Well known for its Class II and III whitewater, a paddler's challenge, the Sunday River mellows as it passes under the Artist's Bridge. Built in 1872, the bridge performed its duties for 86 years before bypassed by a modern structure. Artist Covered Bridge Paddleford truss - Newry, Maine Featuring a Paddleford truss design, the 87 foot long bridge seems to attract a large crowd during a weekend. With fall's onset of colorful foliage, North Bethel and Newry's routes 2 and 26 attract many sightseers. When winter arrives, the Sunday River Ski Resort is one of Maine's most popular skiing destinations. Featuring a vertical drop of 2340 feet, skiers are spread over 133 trails. Operated by Boyne Resorts, Sunday River and sister resort Sugarloaf are two of Maine's favorites.

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