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Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Skyline as seen from the Marin Headlands - California

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Bridges and Gatehouses of Acadia National Park

My goal when we arrived at Acadia National Park
was to personally photograph
all 16 of the Roosevelt Bridges. . .
I’m not sure if that’s going to happen. . .
but we’ve made a valiant effort.

You can read more of that story here. . .
These are the bridges we HAVE photographed. . .


Friday - August 16, 2013

Jordan Pond Dam Bridge built 1920
Jordan Pond Bridge built 1920
Cobblestone Bridge: This bridge spanning Jordan Stream was the first bridge built on the carriage road system in 1917. William Welles Bosworth, an architect who had previously been employed by Frederick Law Olmstead, Sr. designed this bridge. However, it
Cobblestone Bridge built 1917
Cobblestone Bridge: This bridge spanning Jordan Stream was the first bridge built on the carriage road system in 1917. William Welles Bosworth, an architect who had previously been employed by Frederick Law Olmstead, Sr. designed this bridge. However, it
a view from the side showing the intricate cobblestone work. . .amazing
West Branch Bridge: The 170-foot structure has a flared approach as it curves sharply over the ravine formed by Jordan Stream. It has a small 6 foot stone arch span. The stone and mortar substructure is very simply clad in quarry-faced random laid ashlar
West Branch Bridge built 1931
Cliffside Bridge: This 232-foot-long structure built in 1932 resembles a medieval battlement curving out over a vast ravine. The 50 foot span segmental arch has a row of slender and tall radiating voussoirs. On either side of the arch are massive bayed ab
Cliffside Bridge built 1932
Stanley Brook Bridge: The triple-arched Stanley Brook Bridge was built in 1933. The main arch spans the Stanley Brook road which connects Seal Harbor Beach to Jordan Pond. The two smaller arches cross Stanley Brook on one side and the Seaside Path on the
Stanley Brook Bridge built 1933
Jordan Pond Road Bridge: One of the last bridges built in 1932, this bridge is not easily noticed even when traveling over it. It carries an automobile road from Seal Harbor to Jordan Pond across its deck, a carriage road running beneath it.
Jordan Pond Road Bridge built 1932

Evans Escapades While Biking the Carriage Roads


Monday - August 19, 2013


The Triad - Day Bridge connects the 
Triad Mountain and Day Mountain
Carriage Roads - Built 1941

Bubble Pond Bridge - Built 1928


Duck Brook Pond Bridge - Built 1929


Thursday, August 22


Hemlock Bridge - Built 1924


Waterfall Bridge - Built 1925



These bridges are shown in the order we photographed them
which is neither the order they are in on the Carriage Roads,
nor the order they were built in. . .

In order to plan your Roosevelt Bridge Expedition,
I highly recommend a hiking map
available at the ANP Visitor Centers. . .invaluable info

For those of you interested in more details about the bridges
I highly recommend this National Park Page:
National Park Traveler. . .fabulous information

Gatehouses and Lodges of Acadia
Maine, Mt Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Gate Lodge at Jordan Pond (1)


the Gate Lodge at Jordan Pond



Brown Mountain Gate Lodge

Brown Mountain Gate House


Brown Mountain Gate House

We enjoyed our quest to photograph all the bridges, gate houses and lodges
in Acadia National Park over the course of a month. . .
I hope you have enjoyed our efforts. . .wish we could show you more. . .
but alas. . .we are old. . .and out of shape. . .so I am sad to say. . .
this time. . .the mountain beat us. . .maybe next time. . .

‘til then,