Scenic USA - Maine
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Points of Interest
|Photos by Ben Prepelka|
Just like many other parts of the country, Maine joined the covered bridge era in the mid 1800s. Many of these wooden bridges, assembled by local builders, followed a half dozen popular truss designs, such as the Howe, Town lattice and Burr. Lost to flood, fire and progress, only nine of Maine's 126 covered bridges remain. Since the Little Black River Covered Bridge was removed in 1956 for a concrete replacement, Maine has taken steps to maintain and preserve the last few historic bridges.
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