Babb's Bridge, Windham/Gorham, Maine
Babbs Bridge, Maine’s oldest covered bridge was
built in 1840. Named for the family that lived nearby, the original bridge was burned by vandals in 1973. An exact replica was built with lumber milled locally in Gorham. MaineDOT meticulously reconstructed the queenpost truss bridge using historically authentic techniques and reopened it to traffic in 1976.
Sadly, the bridge is plagued by vandalism including a 2014 report of vandals cutting holes in the roof. In addition, the bridge closed in early 2015 due to damages caused by a snow plow. Repairs were completed in the spring of 2015 and the bridge reopened to traffic.
Babb’s Bridge spans the Presumpscot River between the towns of Gorham and Windham.
Babbs Bridge Photo Gallery