- Posted October 26, 2012 by
National Historic Landmark in Maine About to be Destroyed Forever
Maine's Waldo-Hancock Bridge, a 1931 David Steinman-designed suspension bridge, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is scheduled for demolition to begin on November 1, 2012 and take several months. Many individuals and groups have voiced their desire to preserve the bridge as a pedestrian bridge to no avail. Their pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
With the tallest public bridge observatory in the world built just a few feet away from the Waldo-Hancock Bridge, the area has become a destination.
Osprey and Maine endangered peregrine falcons - the fastest bird/animal in the world - have nested on the bridge for years and will be forced to move.
Money seems to be the sole reason this national historic landmark is being allowed to be demolished. It is a piece of history that should be preserved, not destroyed. Watch the video for more information. Be sure your is volume on for 1 small section partway through the piece.