Truss bridge arrives at Maine 2-foot museum

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ALNA, Maine – The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway is reassembling a Howe Pony Truss box covered bridge at its museum in Maine this month.

Earlier this year, the WW&F announced that it had been given an historic Boston & Maine bridge from the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges Inc. The 48-foot-long bridge was built in 1918 near Berlin, N.H., and is one of only eight surviving examples of such a design in North America.

The railroad plans to install the bridge near the village of Head Tide less than a mile north of the current end of track. The installation is being funded, in part, with a grant by the National Park Service. The railroad is also trying to raise $50,000 for site work not covered by the federal grant.

The bridge was recently moved to the museum in October and in recent weeks volunteers have slowly been reassembling it. The bridge will eventually be narrowed for 2-foot-gauge tracks.

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