Parsonsfield - Porter Historical Bridge

Parsonsfield - Porter Historical Bridge 
1876. Restored 1999.

"The Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge was built by the towns of Porter and Parsonsfield as a joint project over the Ossipee River in 1859.

There was a dispute over the costs of building and maintaining the new bridge. A group of selectmen from each town met on the old, uncovered span. The meeting culminated when a selectman from Parsonsfield took a jackknife and tossed it at the midpoint of the span. He proceeded to say “the town of Parsonsfield shall build so far and no further!”

The 152-foot structure is of Paddleford construction strengthened with laminated wooded arches. The bridge, located one-half mile south of Porter, was closed to traffic in 1960 when a new bridge was built upstream." (I had to share this bit because I thought it was just too awesome 2 not share, wow. Those were the days. I guess folks and times have changed a bit??! Maybe??!)

Gorgeous day trip into Maine from our camping location in New Hampshire. What a day!! Top picture if you will zoom in you can see our sheep #55 "DASH" who is sitting on the railing that says "Wake Up Sheep". We thought that was just to priceless!! Had to take a picture of that even if it was vandalism. We love finding new to us covered bridges. What a blast from the past. Enjoy. Thank You, for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Beth ( ; 


Barbara Rogers said…
I also love covered bridges. This is a simple one, but beautiful having been restored. Thanks for posting. The sheep sleeping sign puzzled me...
This N That said…
Interesting history..Beautiful bridge..Thanks for sharing..Have a good week..Stay cool..
William Kendall said…
Quite a beautiful bridge.
Ruth Hiebert said…
I enjoy seeing those covered bridges. They look so charming.
Linda said…
Interesting style and I like the story.

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