Americade 2010 Trip Day 6

June 10

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We will travel 269 mile to get to Portland Maine

 

Ben & Jerry's Factory

9:00 AM Tour if possible

Are you up to the Vermonster?

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Order our Catalog

After the Ice Cream Tour then shopping at Johnson Woolen Mills (Hold on to your wallet!)

MT.ORNE BRIDGE

Lancaster, NH Covered Bridge

 

MT.ORNE BRIDGE
Lancaster, New Hampshire and Lunenburg, Vermont

bridge

Location:
West of N.H. Route 135 on South Lancaster Road west of Lancaster Village spanning the Connecticut River between Lancaster, N.H. and Lunenburg, Vt.
Style of Bridge:
Howe truss
Year of Construction:
1911
Original Cost:
$6,678
Structural Characteristics:
The bridge is 266'3" long with clear spans of 127'4" and 126'0". It has an overall width of 20'6" with a roadway width of 14'5", and a maximum vertical clearance of 13'3". It is posted for six tons.
Maintained By:
Towns of Lancaster, N.H. and Lunenburg, VT.
World Guide Number:
29-04-08
New Hampshire Number:
30

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Historical Remarks:
The first bridge at this site was constructed in the 1860s or 70s to connect the towns Lancaster and Lunenburg. The owner, Union Bridge Company, operated it as a toll bridge until it was destroyed by a log jam in 1908. Ferry service connected the two communities until a new bridge was built in 1911. Each town contributed $2,500. The remaining $1,678 was raised by subscription. The timber for the bridge was precut and assembled at the site. In 1969, a truck loaded with highway salt dropped through the deck and landed on the ice below. The front of the truck hooked on a steel rod in the bridge while rear rested on the ice. The truck was raised, disengaged from the bridge, and lowered to the ice. It was quickly dragged away from the salt weakened area, turned upright and loaded onto a flatbed on the Vermont side of the river. The bridge was closed on July 5, 1983 for twelve weeks to allow rehabilitation by the state of New Hampshire at a cost of $133,000. Funding came from the towns of Lancaster and Lunenburg, the states of New Hampshire and Vermont, and a federal Historic Preservation Fund matching grant from the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior through the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. The rededication of the bridge took place on November 23, 1983. The Mt.Orne Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
MECHANIC STREET BRIDGE
Lancaster, New Hampshire

bridge

Location:
East of U.S. Route 2 and 3 on Mechanic Street in Lancaster, spanning the Israels River.
Style of Bridge:
Paddleford truss
Year of Construction:
1862
Original Cost:
Unknowns
Structural Characteristics:
The bridge has a length of 94'3" with a clear span of 79'4". It has an overall width of 22'10", a roadway width of 19'3", and a maximum vertical clearance of 11'8". It is posted for six tons.
Maintained By:
Town of Lancaster
World Guide Number:
29-04-06
New Hampshire Number:
31

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Historical Remarks:
At a meeting on July 19, 1862, shortly after the construction of the bridge, the citizens of Lancaster voted to instruct the selectmen to put a sign board at each end of the bridge that prohibited driving across the bridge at a pace faster than a walk. In 1962, Lancaster requested the state to provide an estimate for rehabilitation of the Mechanic Street covered bridge. The total cost was estimated to be $18,000 of which $10,800 was to be the responsibility of the town with the remainder to be furnished by the state. The town took no action on this estimate at their annual town meeting, however, the abutments were repaired in 1967 by the state. This bridge is also known as the Israels River Bridge. The Mechanic Street Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Portland Lobster Company | 180 Commercial St., Portland, Maine | (207) 775-2112

STEAMED LOBSTER DINNERS - GET CRACKIN'

Our lobsters are delivered live and kickin' twice a day. They're market priced to reflect the weather, the success of the day's catch and supply and demand from buyers around the world.

Maine Lobsters come in all sizes:
lobster dinner
Downeast Feast

 

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Portland Head Light
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Super 8 Westbrook/Portland Area
208 Larrabee Rd
Maine Turnpike at Exit 48
Westbrook, ME 04092 US
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