New Portland Suspension Bridge, Spanning Carrabasset River, New Portland, Somerset County, ME
Significance: The New Portland (Wire) Bridge is the only early American suspension bridge that remains basically unaltered, aside from John A. Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct. It is also the only extant example of a suspension bridge with covered wood towers in the United States.
Survey number: HAER ME-3
Building/structure dates: ca. 1866 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1936 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1961 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 2005 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000065